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Melanie Mah

Melanie Mah was born in Rocky Mountain House in the foothills of Alberta but now lives in Toronto. She earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph.

The Sweetest One book cover


The Sweetest One

Toronto: Cormorant Books, 2016.
PS8626 .A3758 S94 2016

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Cosmopolitan and curious seventeen-year-old Chrysler Wong suffers from a debilitating fear brought on by belief in a family curse. Three of her siblings have died after turning eighteen and venturing beyond the borders of their tiny rural Alberta town, and the fourth, her favourite, has recently left and is incommunicado. Is she destined to share their fate – or worse, doomed to live a circumscribed life?

Awards and Honours

2017 Trillium Book Award, English Language (Winner)


Publisher Cormorant Books