Books by Garth Stein

Garth Stein, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, was coproducer of the Academy Award-winning short film, The Lunch Date, and director of When Your Head's Not a Head, It's a Nut, an award-winning documentary. The great-grandson of a Tlingit Indian, he was


ENZO'S VERY SCARY HALLOWEEN by Garth Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Though his story is a bit wordy (but well-suited to a read-aloud), few will be able to resist Enzo's charm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Traffic may not daunt the race car-chasing dog, but Halloween certainly does. Read full book review >
A SUDDEN LIGHT by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A repetitive, poorly conceived work of pulp fiction. Frankly, we're stumped."
This monotonous multigenerational tale of a family and its timber empire will have the reader sawing logs in no time. Read full book review >
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2008

"Pointedly inspirational."
Stein (How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, 2005, etc.) uses a dog as narrator to clever effect in this tear-jerker about an aspiring race-car driver who suffers more woes than Job but never mistreats his dog. Read full book review >
HOW EVAN BROKE HIS HEAD AND OTHER SECRETS by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An unconvincing second outing (after Raven Stole the Moon, 1998)."
Here's what happens when an epileptic rock musician tries his hand at single parenting. Read full book review >
RAVEN STOLE THE MOON by Garth Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"At best, more pleasing than profound."
Ingratiating, mildly spooky thriller debut about feckless yuppies whose mythic escapades with creepy Tlingit bogeymen lead to romance and redemption. Read full book review >