Kate Beaton and Emily St. John Mandel in Obama’s Best Books List

Former US President Barack Obama included works by Canadians Kate Beaton and Emily St. John Mandel on his list of favorite books of the year.

Its annual pop culture roundup listed Beaton’s autobiographical comic book “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands,” published by Montreal-based Drawn & Quarterly.

The book chronicles Beaton’s time working in Alberta to pay off his student loans.

Mandel made the list with « Sea of ​​Tranquility, » by Harper Collins Canada.

The book follows a cast of characters separated by time and space but connected by a time traveler.

Mandel’s previous book, « The Glass Hotel, » made Obama’s 2020 list.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on December 23, 2022.


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