One of the easiest ways to show your love for all things red, white and northern on Canada Day weekend is to grab a book, head to the nearest tranquil dock and read. Here are our picks of the most engrossing new titles from Canadian writers.
Aria by Nazanine Hozar
Hozar, an Iranian-born writer who now lives in B.C., captures the sweep of Iran’s political history through the eyes of Aria, an orphan girl in 1950s Tehran. She’s raised by a series of complicated women, including a wealthy benefactress and, eventually, her biological mother. When the novel comes full circle, Aria has become a young mother herself and the fever of terror and revolution has again taken hold in Iran. $25, Penguin Random House.