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?


“Elegant, ambitious, accomplished... A native Montrealer, [Richler] elucidates a compassionate, complex vision of her beloved community.”
The Globe and Mail

“Beautiful... A meticulously rendered character study... A hopeful testament to the power of family and memory, and the importance and meaning of one’s name.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“With this latest work, Richler delivers an intensely satisfying read, and cements her growing reputation as a fine contemporary Canadian novelist.”
Montreal Gazette

“Richler’s strengths are at their height. She employs a vivid lyricism that interweaves psychological and geographical landscapes.”
National Post

When a young, enigmatic woman arrives in post-war Montreal, it is immediately clear that she is not who she claims to be. Her attempt to live out her life as Lily Azerov shatters as she disappears, leaving a new husband and baby daughter, and a host of unanswered questions. Who is she really and what happened to the young woman whose identity she has stolen? Why has she left and where did she go? It is left to the daughter she abandoned to find the answers to these questions as she searches for the mother she may never find or really know.

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.