Kamal Al-Solaylee, Tricia Dower, Jennifer Manuel on 49th Shelf’s Books of the Year

Al-Solaylee BROWN coverBecoming LinHeaviness of Things That Float - ManuelWe’re delighted to see books from three WCA authors on 49th Shelf’s 2016 list of Books of the Year. From Governor General’s Award finalist Kamal Al-Solaylee, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone), takes a global look at the common social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinned person in the world now. Tricia Dower’s novel Becoming Lin, tells a powerful story of self-discovery and sacrifice set in the socio-political chaos of 1960s rural America. And from Jennifer Manuel, The Heaviness of Things That Float, a compelling debut novel and deft exploration of the delicate dynamic between First Nations communities and non-native outsiders.

Happy reading!