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September 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A literary-fiction ghost story, Seattleite Stein’s A Sudden Light follows young Trevor Riddell as he explores the secrets of his new family home. At the party, Stein, author of the best-selling The Art of Racing in the Rain, will read several excerpts from the novel. But first, The Rejections and Trailing Spouses (a band of authors), will play songs that are thematically relevant to the book. After the performance and reading follows a discussion between Peter Mountford and Garth Stein about this book and other interesting bookish subjects, plus a Q&A from the audience. And then the audience is adjourned to get their book signed, chat with Garth, and join the reception!
Elliott Bay Book Company provides the books. The bar will be open, and the event is free.
Garth Stein’s newest novel is A Sudden Light, published by Simon and Schuster in September, 2013. He is the author of three previous novels: Raven Stole the Moon, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, and The Art of Racing in the Rain. The Art of Racing in the Rain has sold more than 4 million copies in 35 languages, and spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has inspired a Young Reader edition as well as a children’s picture book adaptation (2014), a stage adaptation by Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle, and is currently in development with Universal Studios for a major motion picture. Garth is co-founder of Seattle7Writers, a non-profit organization dedicated to energizing readers and writers and their communities by providing funding, programming, donations of free books to those in need, and generally inspiring enthusiasm for reading.