At HarperCollins Canada, we've deemed Summer 2019 THE SUMMER OF CANADIAN READING – highlighting national bestsellers and widely celebrated titles from our brightest readers and biggest critics.

Throughout July and August, we'll feature one of our (many!) favourite Canadian books each week. Visit us here at every Monday to see which we've picked! Plus, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to enter to win our selection every week.

The best part? You can enter to win all 8 books! Scroll down to find out how, and to discover more great Canadian content.

Happy Reading, eh?


“Gowda has the writerly chops when it comes to pace and plot... The novel’s denouement manages to subvert expectations, while still fulfilling the fable’s responsibility to convey a useful, resonant truth.” —Toronto Star

“Gowda is a gifted storyteller, bringing together various related story strands into a fully integrated whole.” - Vancouver Sun

“A sensitive and intelligent work... Demonstrates Gowda’s abilities as a sympathetic observer of heart and mind.” - National Post

The author of the bestselling Secret Daughter returns with an unforgettable story in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts.

Check back every Monday to see our Summer of Canadian Reading picks, and enter to win all 8 below!

Shop locally!

This summer, find our Summer of Canadian reading titles at Independent and Indigo bookstores across Canada. 

Use our map to find a bookstore near you – you'll find great deals on these books at each one!

Perfect Pairings! Here's more Canadian content to enjoy.

Canadian Music

Like to listen to music while reading? Check out our Spotify playlist for great Canadian bands and performers. 

Summer Travel Spots

By travel spots, we obviously mean reading spots! Get outdoors with this Google map of hiking, picnic and reading spots.

Canadian Restaurants

Some of our cookbook authors are also professional chefs! Here are their delicious spots across the country.