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A Sudden Light

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
From Garth Stein, author of the beloved bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain - now a major motion picture!

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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Sudden Light (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-4104-7713-4 / 978-1-4104-7713-2 (USA edition)
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Title: A Sudden Light
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-85720-575-7 / 978-0-85720-575-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Sudden Light: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-4391-8703-7 / 978-1-4391-8703-6 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Sudden Light: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-4391-8704-5 / 978-1-4391-8704-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Sudden Light
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-85720-577-3 / 978-0-85720-577-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Sudden Light
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-85720-576-5 / 978-0-85720-576-6 (UK edition)
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Sudden Light
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-4767-9110-4 / 978-1-4767-9110-4 (USA edition)
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Sudden Light: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-4423-5323-6 / 978-1-4423-5323-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Title: A Sudden Light: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Stein
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September 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Sudden Light: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Stein
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Title: A Sudden Light
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September 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Sudden Light
Author(s): Garth Stein
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Title: A Sudden Light: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Stein
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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