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Garth Stein

USA flag (b.1964)

Garth Stein is an American author and film producer from Seattle, Washington. Widely known as the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Stein is also a documentary film maker, playwright, teacher, and amateur racer.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Mystery
Garth Stein recommends
The Crying Tree (2009)
Naseem Rakha
"Beautifully written, expertly crafted, fiercefully rendered. The Crying Tree is a story of forgiveness and redemption, but at its core is a love story as well. And that is the most powerful story of all."
One Good Dog (2010)
Susan Wilson
"A wonderful novel: a moving, tender, and brilliantly crafted story about two fighters - one a man, one a dog - hoping to leave the fight behind, who ultimately find their salvation in each other."
Healer (2010)
Carol Cassella
"A suspenseful, gripping story that is both provocative and gratifying."
Joy For Beginners (2011)
Erica Bauermeister
"Moving, touching, wonderfully written, inspiring to read."
Unsaid (2011)
Neil Abramson
"An extraordinary story of animals, mortality, and the power of love. Everyone needs to read this novel!"
Abide with Me (2013)
Sabin Willett
"A passionate, gripping novel of modern tragedy and timeless love."
Almost Missed You (2017)
Jessica Strawser
"Almost Missed You is an emotional powerhouse of a novel."
The Reminders (2017)
Val Emmich
"Val Emmich has created an indelible cast of complex and quirky characters who drew me in for an emotional and humorous ride. THE REMINDERS is a book brimming with heart and soul-you really must read it!"
The Lost History of Stars (2017)
Dave Boling
"The Lost History of Stars is a heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of an extraordinary young woman and her family, who are forced to endure unimaginable hardship at the hands of a brutal war. Dave Boling’s brilliant novel is a meditation on the resiliency of the soul and the spirit, and will long be remembered."
The Dying of the Light (2018)
Robert Goolrick
"Robert Goolrick has created a mesmerizing, evocative novel brimming with passion and tragedy. His portrait of a depleted Southern family, hoping to reinvigorate itself and its magnificently neglected estate, is at once thrilling and devastating."
The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted (2018)
Robert Hillman
"Beautifully written...Full of insight into the nature of tragedy, love, and redemption."
The Lost and Found Bookshop (2020)
(Bella Vista Chronicles, book 3)
Susan Wiggs
"A wonderful exploration of the past and the future and, most importantly, of what it means to be present in the here and now. Full of the love of words, the love of family, and the love of falling in love, The Lost and Found Bookshop is a big-hearted gem of a novel that will satisfy and entertain readers from all walks of life. Lovely!"

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