12 Canadian books coming out in July we can't wait to read
A new month means new books. Here are 12 Canadian books coming out in July you should bookmark.
In Music Lessons, musician Bob Wiseman writes about finding the link between music and daily life. Each entry in the book explores improvisational music, life lessons and conflict.
When you can read it: July 6, 2020
Wiseman is a Canadian film composer, songwriter and music teacher. He is one of the founding members of Juno Award-winning band Blue Rodeo. Music Lessons is Wiseman's first book.
Memoirs and Misinformation is a semi-autobiographical novel that tells a story about Hollywood, privilege, friendship, romance and addiction to relevance. The book follows Jim Carrey, a very successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth, privilege and loneliness. Even advice from his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector, Nicolas Cage, isn't enough to help him. Things start to look up when Jim meets Georgie, the love of his life, and gets a role in a boundary-pushing new film that could help him uncover a whole new side to himself.
When you can read it: July 7, 2020
Carrey is an award-winning Canadian comedian, actor and writer.
Dana Vachon is a Brooklyn-based writer. His essays and reporting have appeared in The New York Times, Slate and Vanity Fair. He is also the author of novel Mergers and Acquisitions.
Fay is living in the house she dreamed of as a child, married to a man she loves and planning her life as an artist. Her life seems full of possibility. But late one night, Fay realizes that something has gone wrong. Things have changed not only in the house, but somehow time and Fay's husband, Alec, seem to have moved on without her. Fay thought her life was just beginning, but discovers that it has abruptly ended.
When you can read it: July 7, 2020
Sara O'Leary is a former literary columnist for The Vancouver Sun and CBC Radio. She writes short fiction and is the author of children's books like This is Sadie. The Ghost in the House is her first novel.
In Hurry Home, Alexandra Van Ness lives a perfect life tucked away in a resort town in the rocky mountains with her handsome boyfriend, Chase. She works in child protection, dedicating herself to helping those at risk. But, when Alexandra's long-lost sister turns up out of the blue, Alexandra is forced to confront the memories of their fraught past.
When you can read it: June 7, 2020
Roz Nay is a B.C.-based writer. Her debut novel, Our Little Secret, won the Douglas Kennedy Prize for best foreign thriller, and was nominated for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Mystery and the Arthur Ellis Best First Novel Award.
In The Imago Stage, a model decides to embed herself in a digital world to escape the life she had formed in the fashion world of Paris. Earning enough to retire in her 20s, she lives out her life as a digital avatar. However, as she learns of news that her mother is sick, she is forced to retreat from her digital life and confront her flesh and blood family.
When you can read it: June 9, 2020
Karoline Georges is a writer and multidisciplinary artist from Quebec. Her novel De synthèse won the 2018 Governor General's Award for French-language fiction. Her work encompasses visual art, poetry and children's fiction.
Rhonda Mullins is a writer and translator living in Montreal. Her translation of Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette was defended by Yanic Truesdale on Canada Reads 2019. She won the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English translation for Jocelyne Saucier's Twenty-One Cardinals. And the Birds Rained Down