Author Evening at D.U. with Garth Stein

University of Denver

The University of Denver's Enrichment Program joins us in Presenting author Garth Stein as he discusses and signs his new novel A Sudden Light.

In 2008 Garth Stein published The Art of Racing in the Rain, a novel distinctively written from the perspective of its canine narrator Enzo. It seemed like the whole world was ready to welcome that mutt into their hearts and homes, which made the book an international publishing phenomenon. While most authors can only dream of publishing success, The Art of Racing in the Rain remarkably spent more than three consecutive years on The New York Times bestseller list! Well-trained readers have been waiting for Garth’s next novel ever since and their patience will soon be rewarded with the release of A Sudden Light, an atmospheric tale set against the dramatic natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This time, Garth introduces us to fourteen-year-old protagonist Trevor Riddell, who struggles to keep his crumbling family together. In the process, Trevor delves deeper into his heritage, discovering secrets, including a ghost who is planning a very different future for the clan. Although each is unique, Garth Stein’s novels explore the universal themes of the complexity of family bonds, the capacity for love and forgiveness, and ultimately hope. Early reviews have proclaimed that you won’t be able to put down A Sudden Light.

Tickets for this event are $35.00 and include a copy of A Sudden Light. Please click here for the Enrichment Program's website to register.

Garth Stein’s website


Event date: 
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
2211 S. Josephine St.
80208 Denver
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A Sudden Light Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439187036
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 30th, 2014

The Art of Racing in the Rain Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061537967
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 9th, 2009

Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062015761
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 3rd, 2011

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616954314
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Press - March 18th, 2014

Raven Stole the Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061806384
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 9th, 2010

Enzo Races in the Rain! Cover Image
By Garth Stein, R. W. Alley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062295330
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - October 7th, 2014