Simon & Schuster, October 2014. World English. Manuscript available.
Brazil: Companhia das Letras. Complex Chinese: Eurasian. Danish: Ordenes. Italian: Piemme.
The new novel by the author of international bestselling phenomenon THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a coming-of-age ghost story set against the epic backdrop of the Northwest timber industry.
In the summer of 1990, 14-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor’s bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House for the summer with a goal: he will join forces with his sister, Serena, to dispatch Grandpa Samuel—who is flickering in and out of dementia—to a graduated living facility, and sell off the house and property. But Trevor soon discovers there’s someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. Masterfully intertwining the story of a family’s epic past with its present-day problems, A SUDDEN LIGHT explores the magisterial beauty of the Pacific Northwest as well as the realm beyond our senses.
“Wow! I devoured A SUDDEN LIGHT, a grand, gorgeous, mulit-generational epic of the Pacific Northwest. Garth Stein has given us another singular, soulful, and wise narrator for the ages, who tells us a story full of mystery and yearning. I adored this book.”
—Maria Semple, bestselling author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
HarperCollins, 2008. World English. Audio: Harper. Books available.
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* International bestseller; over a million copies sold in the US.
* Universal Film deal.
Enzo is different from other dogs: he is a philosopher with a nearly human soul. On the eve of his death, Enzo relates all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices his master Denny has made to pursue success as a car racer; the loss of Denny's wife Eve; the three-year battle for their daughter, whose maternal grandparents fight dirty for custody. In the end, Enzo heroically preserves the Swift family with humor, sharp observation, and a courageous heart.
Pocket Books, 1998. HarperCollins, March 2010. Books available.
German: Goldmann. Italian: Piemme. Polish: Nasza Ksiegarnia. Serbian: Carobna Knjiga. Simplified Chinese: ThinKingdom. Spanish (world): Suma de Letras.
Two years after the death of her five-year-old son, Jenna is sleepwalking through life. She flees her upscale Seattle lifestyle to return to Alaska, the scene of Bobby’s drowning. When a local shaman gives her a figurine of a kushtaka, a native soul-stealing spirit, Jenna begins to believe that Bobby’s soul is being held captive as punishment for her husband’s greed. Her obsession leads her to move in with the shaman and abandon thoughts of her previous life—until her husband hires an investigator to
find her. Only when the shaman risks his life to save Jenna can the couple put aside their grief.
“An amazing debut… deeply moving, superbly crafted and highly unconventional.”
—The Washington Times
“Stein's richly textured first novel….is layered with vivid descriptions and characters. Recommended for all fiction collections.”—Library Journal
“RAVEN is just as winning as RACING, in a completely different way… This is a worthy reissue, but it also left me hoping the author has something new for us soon.”—Dallas Morning News
Garth Stein has been published in 30 territories and was a bestseller in nine. In the U.S., he is aNew York Times bestseller and a Starbucks Pick, and film rights to his books have been sold to Universal. His website is www.garthstein.com.