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Garth Stein is the author of four novels: the New York Times bestselling gothic/historical/coming-of-age/ghost story, "A Sudden Light"; the internationally bestselling "The Art of Racing in the Rain"; the PNBA Book Award winner, "How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets"; and the magically realistic "Raven Stole the Moon." He is also the author of the stage play "Brother Jones." He has a dog, he's raced a few cars, climbed a bunch of really tall trees, made a few documentary films, and he lives in Seattle with his family. He's co-founder of Seattle7Writers.org, a non-profit collective of 74 Northwest authors working together to energize the reading and writing public.


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The Art of Racing in the Rain
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 268,933 ratings — published 2006 — 82 editions
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A Sudden Light
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 4,423 ratings — published 2014 — 17 editions
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Racing in the Rain: My Life...
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 2,620 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Raven Stole the Moon
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2,015 ratings — published 1998 — 17 editions
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How Evan Broke His Head and...
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3.13 of 5 stars 3.13 avg rating — 354 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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A Sudden Light: A Novel
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Writer's Digest, February 2015

Writer’s Digest, February 2015


Check out who’s on the cover of this February’s Writer’s Digest! Reporter Jessica Strawser interviewed Garth about his writing process, Seattle7Writers, and his latest novel (A Sudden Light). Catch a taste of the interview here.

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A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
"I was totally sucked in by this story. From page one, you are present in the tale of this (somewhat twisted) family's life. Garth Stein knows how to set the scene... I could see every corner of the family estate, the towering trees, the dry summer..." Read more of this review »
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
"Such a great writer, Garth Stein weaves a tale of family, heartbreak, ghosts and more into a coming of age story about a very smart 14 year old boy on a trip to see meet his father's family for the first time, and see the mansion where he grew up...."
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
"A Sudden Light
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I would say that the entire Riddell family...all of the alive ones and quite a few of the not alive ones...are key characters in this lovely book. Trevor...14 year old Trevor...seems to be the chief narr..." Read more of this review »
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More of Garth's books…
“There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

“He died that day because his body had served its purpose. His soul had done what it came to do, learned what it came to learn, and then was free to leave.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

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“With a book—presuming it’s a good book—you can depend upon an outcome that adheres to the necessities of drama. The question will be answered. It has to be. The answer may not be happy; we can’t guarantee a comedy. Sometimes tragedy strikes. But there will be a conclusion. Of that we can be sure. That’s the whole point of a book. But in real life, there is no guarantee that any question will ever be answered. Real life is messy because we don’t know where it’s going to go.”
Garth Stein, A Sudden Light

“Perhaps that's what life is about--the search for such a connection. The search for magic. The search for the inexplicable. Not in order to explain it, or contain it. Simply in order to feel it. Because in that recognition of the sublime, we see for a moment the entire universe in the palm of our hand. And in that moment, we touch the face of God.”
Garth Stein, A Sudden Light

“One’s nature comes from within, not from without. The abomination occurs in subverting one’s instinct in favor of a rigid code written by others. Trying to force yourself into a role that confounds your spirit will always break you.”
Garth Stein, A Sudden Light

“I hear hundreds of years of life. I hear wind and rain and fire and beetles. I hear the seasons changing and birds and squirrels. I hear the life of the trees this wood came from.”
Garth Stein, A Sudden Light
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“We are all connected. The living to the nonliving, as the nonliving to the living. All things in all directions in all times. It is only in the physical dimension that we have limitations. (The membrane between us is thinner than you think.)”
Garth Stein, A Sudden Light

34309 Q&A with Garth Stein — 182 members — last activity Mar 18, 2012 05:07PM
In celebration of the re-release of his first novel, Raven Stole the Moon, Garth Stein, the author the NYT bestselling literary novel The Art of Racin ...more
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Join bestselling author Garth Stein for a discussion group related to his new novel, A Sudden Light. This group will be active February 2-6, 2015
25x33 Ask Garth Stein! — 44 members — last activity Dec 15, 2014 04:50PM
From Jan. 11 to 17, 2015, I'll be answering questions about my new novel, A Sudden Light.
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To read and discuss historically or recently banned books, and champion free speech, and current events as well as artistic expressions of freedom.



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Garth Stein Only two days left in my Q&A! Find it here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


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Garth Stein Congrats to Michele Laflamme, Sue Houghting and Penny Hagg, the winners of this week's A Sudden Light giveaway! Look for another one next year. And check out the Author Q&A in January. Happy holidays, everyone!


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