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Garth Stein


USA flag (1964 - )

Garth Stein is the author of three novels: The Art of Racing in the Rain (Harper, 2008); How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets (Soho Press, 2005), which won a 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award, and was a Book Sense Pick in both hardcover and paperback; and Raven Stole the Moon (Pocket, 1998). He has also written a full-length play, Brother Jones, which received its first production in Los Angeles, in February, 2005, and was described as "brimming with intensity," by the L.A. Weekly.
 
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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."
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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."
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Healer (2010)
Carol Cassella
"A suspenseful, gripping story that is both provocative and gratifying."
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Joy For Beginners (2011)
Erica Bauermeister
"Moving, touching, wonderfully written, inspiring to read."
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Unsaid (2011)
Neil Abramson
"An extraordinary story of animals, mortality, and the power of love. Everyone needs to read this novel!"
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Abide with Me (2013)
Sabin Willett
"A passionate, gripping novel of modern tragedy and timeless love."
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Almost Missed You (2017)
Jessica Strawser
"Almost Missed You is an emotional powerhouse of a novel."
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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!"
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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."

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