Melanie Mah was born in Rocky Mountain House, AB, and currently resides in Toronto. The Sweetest One, her first novel, won the 2017 Trillium Book Award, which annually recognizes the best work published by Ontario authors.
The Sweetest One
Cosmopolitan and curious, 17-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 18 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?