10 Canadian books coming out in July we can't wait to read

A new month means new books! Here are 10 new releases coming in July to check out.

A new month means new books! Here are 10 new releases coming in July to check out.

Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan 

Hideaway is a novel by Nicole Lundrigan. (Viking, AnnaLena Seemann)

Rowan runs away from home in the wake of his father's abandonment, terrified to be the main target of his mother Gloria's dark side. He bonds with a homeless man named Carl and they make themselves at home in an isolated cottage. Gloria uses everything at her disposal to track Rowan down, playing up her reputation as a loving suburban mom while also viciously manipulating her daughter Maisy.

Nicole Lundrigan, based in Toronto, is also the author of the psychological thriller The Substitute.

When you can read it: July 9, 2019

Copperhead by Alexi Zentner

Copperhead is a novel by Alexi Zentner. (Laurie Willick, Viking)

Jessup is desperate to get out of town on a football scholarship as soon as possible. He's dreading the upcoming release of his incarcerated stepfather David, a man who saved his family but who also committed a brutal hate crime. As Jessup struggles to pick a side, a terrible accident occurs that could be the unmaking of his entire family. 

Alexi Zentner is a Canadian-American novelist whose past books include The Lobster Kings and Touch.

When you can read it: July 9, 2019

Wolverine and Little Thunder by Alan Syliboy

Wolverine and Little Thunder is a picture book by Alan Syliboy. (Nimbus Publishing,

Wolverine and Little Thunder is a picture book that recounts the aquatic adventures of two friends known as Little Thunder and Wolverine. While fishing one evening, Little Thunder and Wolverine encounter a giant eel who enjoys hunting humans.

Author and illustrator Alan Syliboy is a Mi'kmaq artist based in Nova Scotia, whose previous children's books include The Thundermaker and Mi'kmaw Animals.

When you can read it: July 15, 2019

Adam's Tree by Gloria Mehlmann 

Adam's Tree is a short story collection by Gloria Mehlmann. (Radiant Press)

Adam's Tree is a collection of short fiction that is set on Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan during the 1940s and 1950s. The characters in these stories confront the devastating effects of Canada's colonial history — including racism, poverty and mental illness — in their daily lives.

Gloria Mehlmann grew up on Cowessess First Nation and later became a public school teacher. Her memoir, Gifted to Learn, was released in 2008.

When you can read it: July 16, 2019

Turbulence by David Szalay

Turbulence is a novel by David Szalay. (McClelland & Stewart, Julia Papp)

David Szalay's novel Turbulence links the stories of 12 passengers on a series of flights around the world. The narrative passes from one character to the next, each chapter exploring a new personal crisis — whether it's a mother worrying about her son's cancer treatment or a journalist heading out on a delicate assignment.

Szalay was born in Montreal, but grew up in London and now lives in Budapest. His previous novel, All That Man Iswas shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.

When you can read it: July 16, 2019

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

The Arrangement is a novel by Robyn Harding. (Simon & Schuster, Tallulah)

Robyn Harding's thriller The Arrangement tells the story of a struggling New York art student named Natalie, who decides to find a sugar daddy — a wealthy man who will give her an allowance — to help pay the bills. She falls passionately in love with Gabe, a handsome older attorney and married man. When Gabe refuses to leave his family, Natalie's obsessive love turns sinister as she stalks his wife and daughter.

Harding is also the author of the novels The Party and Her Pretty Face.

When you can read it: July 30, 2019

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Someone We Know is a novel by Shari Lapena. (Doubleday Canada, Tristan Ostler)

In Someone We Know, a quiet well-to-do community in upstate New York is rocked by a series of break-ins. Somebody in their neighbourhood has not just been breaking into their homes, but their computers, and sharing the scandalous secrets they've uncovered. As tension mounts, a woman is found dead.

Shari Lapena is is the author of international bestselling thrillers like The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House. 

When you can read it: July 30, 2019

No Help Wanted! by Ruth Ohi

No Help Wanted is a picture book by Ruth Ohi. (Scholastic, Annie T)

This picture book by Ruth Ohi tells the story of an overachieving young girl named Posy, who is always determined to do all the work herself. But when she's put in charge of her classroom's fish Bluey, Posy discovers the value of teamwork and listening to others.

Ohi has worked on over 60 children's books as writer or illustrator (often both), including Fox and Squirrel Help Out.

When you can read it: July 30, 2019

Phantom of Fire by Shane Peacock

Phantom of Fire is a middle-grade novel by Shane Peacock. (Nimbus Publishing)

Phantom of Fire is the latest installment in Shane Peacock's Dylan Maples Adventure series. Teenager Dylan Maples is struggling after the unexpected death of his best friend. His family takes a trip to visit friends in New Brunswick, a vacation Dylan suspects will only add to his misery. But things change quickly after Dylan meets a girl named Antonine and they spot a burning ghost ship out in the water.

The Dylan Maples Adventure series is for readers aged 12 to 15.

When you can read it: July 30, 2019

Nibi's Water Song by Sunshine Tenasco, illustrated by Chief Lady Bird

Nibi's Water Song was written by Sunshine Tenasco (right) and illustrated by Chief Lady Bird (left) and will be available through Scholastic Books. (Provided)

Nibi's Water Song by Anishinabeg advocate Sunshine Tenasco and Chippewa and Potawatomi artist Chief Lady Bird tells the story of a young Indigenous girl's search for clean water. Despite running into many challenges, Nibi never loses her passion and bright determination for her mission. She inspires everyone she runs into, igniting a country-wide movement to make clean water available to everyone. 

Nibi is the Anishinaabemowin word for water.

When you can read it: July 30, 2019


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