Congratulations, Joan Thomas! The Opening Sky was awarded the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. Check out the Winnipeg Free Press article.

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“Deceptively understated, vividly original, this novel plunges us into a maelstrom of contemporary challenges as a professional family goes over the falls of unexpected pregnancies and ancient misdemeanours. Here we find a headlong narrative rush and characters so real that we expect to meet them at a garden party. This is a beautifully written work in which, to offer a single example, two dads can “finally hoist themselves out of their chairs like the holdouts in a standing ovation.”

-McNally Robinson Jury Citation