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About Garth Stein
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 New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
“The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them.” —Jodi Picoult
“It’s impossible not to love Enzo.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.” —Sara Gruen
The New York Times bestselling “witty, atmospheric” (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: “A captivating page-turner” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis).
Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990, Trevor Riddell recalls the events surrounding his fourteenth birthday, when he gets his first glimpse of the infamous Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattle’s Puget Sound. Trevor’s bankrupt parents have separated, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with Aunt Serena, dispatch the ailing and elderly Grandpa Samuel to a nursing home, sell off the house and property for development, and divide up the profits.
But as young Trevor explores the house’s hidden stairways and forgotten rooms, he discovers secrets that convince him that the family plan may be at odds with the land’s true destiny. Only Trevor’s willingness to face the dark past of his forefathers will reveal the key to his family’s future.
Spellbinding and atmospheric, A Sudden Light is rich with vivid characters, poetic scenes of natural beauty, and powerful moments of spiritual transcendence. “Garth Stein is resourceful, cleverly piecing together the family history with dreams, overheard conversations, and reminiscences…a tale well told,” (The Seattle Times)—a triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power.
“Deeply moving, superbly crafted, and highly unconventional.” —Washington Times
Raven Stole the Moon is the stunning first novel from Garth Stein, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain.
A profoundly poignant and unforgettable story of a grieving mother’s return to a remote Alaskan town to make peace with the loss of her young son, Raven Stole the Moon combines intense emotion with Native American mysticism and a timeless and terrifying mystery, and earned raves for a young writer and his uniquely captivating imagination.
When Jenna Rosen abandons her comfortable Seattle life to visit Wrangell, Alaska, it’s a wrenching return to her past. The old home of her Native American grandmother, Wrangell is located near the Thunder Bay resort, where Jenna’s young son Bobby disappeared two years before. His body was never recovered, and Jenna is determined to lay to rest the aching mystery of his death.
But whispers of ancient legends begin to suggest a frightening new possibility about Bobby’s fate, and Jenna must sift through the beliefs of her ancestors, the Tlingit -- who still tell of powerful, menacing forces at work in the Alaskan wilderness. Jenna is desperate for answers, and she appeals to a Tlingit shaman to help her sort fact from myth, and face the unthinkable possibilities head-on. Armed with nothing but a mother’s ferocious protective instincts, Jenna’s quest for the truth about her son -- and the strength of her beliefs -- is about to pull her into a terrifying and life-changing abyss....
Now a family friendly major motion picture from Fox 2000 Studios—featuring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo the dog!
In this young readers’ edition of the New York Times bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, meet one funny mutt—Enzo, the lovable dog who tells this story.
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. Most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them.
He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and Denny's daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack—it isn't simply about going fast.
Applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero. In the end, Enzo holds in his heart the dream that Denny will go on to be a racing champion with his daughter by his side.
For theirs is an extraordinary friendship—one that reminds us all to celebrate the triumph of the human (and canine) spirit.
Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence. The quirky tenants—a hilarious mix of misfits and rabble-rousers from days gone by—rely on Alexis all the more when they discover a plot to sell the Hotel. Can Alexis save their home? Find her real father? Deal with her surrogate dad’s dicey past? Find true love? Perhaps only their feisty pet crow, Habib, truly knows. Provoking interesting questions about the creative process, this novel is by turns funny, scary, witty, suspenseful, beautiful, thrilling, and unexpected.
Fathers never forget seeing their kids for the first time. But Evan is greeting his son, Dean, fourteen years late. Dean’s mother ran off to another city long ago—and now that she’s passed away, Dean has arrived in Seattle. Evan becomes a single parent in an instant.
Back in the day, he was lead guitarist for a hot band with a hit single. At thirty-one, he gets by as a guitar instructor to middle-aged guys, and does menial work in a music shop. He also struggles with his feelings about being viewed as a slacker by his heart-surgeon dad and his successful-lawyer brother—as well as with the epilepsy that could cause a seizure at any moment.
Now, with Dean in the picture, some things are going to have to change—and both of them will have some growing up to do—in this “engrossing family drama” from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and A Sudden Light (Publishers Weekly).
Bonus content: Incudes a conversation between Garth and his editor, Bryan Devendorf, drummer for The National
Enzo sabe que é um cachorro diferente. Quase humano, passa horas filosofando e é obcecado com televisão: aprende tudo por lá. Além disso, presta muita atenção nas palavras de seu mestre, Denny Swift, um piloto de corridas.
Enzo aprendeu muito sobre o que significa ser um humano com Denny. A vida, assim como a corrida, não é apenas sobre a chegada. As técnicas para a pista podem ser aplicadas a todas as etapas da vida.
Agora, prestes a morrer, Enzo reflete sobre tudo pelo qual já passou com sua família humana. Os sacrifícios que Denny fez para ser bem-sucedido, mesmo após a morte de sua esposa, Eve; assim como as dificuldades em ser pai de Zoë. Apesar de estar ciente de suas limitações, Enzo ainda consegue ser o herói da família Swift.
Uma história comovente sobre lealdade, esperança, família e amor.
Un best-seller international adapté au cinéma. L'histoire d'un chien on ne peut plus humain sur les écrans le 27 novembre 2019.
Un conte philosophique devenu filmEnzo a toujours su qu'il était différent des autres chiens. Avec son esprit proche de celui d'un homme, il s'est nourri de télévision et des mots de son maître, Denny Swift, un pilote de course dont la spécialité est de piloter sous la pluie.Grâce à lui, Enzo a appris à percer à jour les humains, et a compris que la vie, comme la course, n'était pas qu'une question de vitesse. À l'aune de sa mort, Enzo nous raconte ce que lui et la famille de Denny ont dû traverser.
Mais en explorant les escaliers dérobés et les pièces secrètes de la maison, Trevor découvre qu’un esprit hante les lieux et poursuit un but bien différent. Déterminé à affronter le sombre passé de ses ancêtres, Trevor finira par révéler l’avenir de sa famille.
Dans ce récit envoûtant, Garth Stein décortique l’âme humaine et nous donne à voir la puissance magnifique de la nature, dont le destin se révèle indissociable du nôtre.
Traduit de l'anglais par Nicolas Thiberville
Come Io & Marley, la storia di un cane che ha molto da insegnarci.
Mi chiamo Enzo. Adoro guardare la TV, soprattutto i documentari del National Geographic, e sono ossessionato dai pollici opponibili. Amo il mio nome, lo stesso del grande Ferrari, anche se d'aspetto non gli assomiglio per niente. Però, come lui, adoro le macchine. So tutto: i modelli, le scuderie, i piloti, le stagioni... Me lo ha insegnato Denny. Denny è come un fratello per me. Per sbarcare il lunario lavora in un'autofficina, ma in realtà è un pilota automobilistico, un asso, anche se per ora siamo in pochi a saperlo. Perché lui ha delle responsabilità: deve prendersi cura della sua famiglia e di me, perciò non può dedicarsi interamente alle gare. Eppure è un vero campione, l'unico che sappia correre in modo impeccabile sotto la pioggia. E, credetemi, è davvero difficile guidare quando c'è un tempo da cani: io me ne intendo. Tra noi è stato amore a prima vista. Ne abbiamo passate tante, negli anni che abbiamo trascorso insieme. Ci sono stati l'incontro con Eve, la nascita di Zoë, il processo per il suo affidamento... Ah, ho dimenticato di dirvi una cosa importante: sono il cane di Denny, e questa è la mia storia.