Friends of the Lopez Library and the Lopez Library welcome best-selling author Garth Stein for the library’s signature literary event of the year (June 13th at 7:00 PM at Woodmen Hall) Mr. Stein will be reading from his new book “A Sudden Light” published by Simon and Schuster, September, 2014. He is the author of three previous novels: “Raven Stole the Moon”, “How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets”, and the bestseller “The Art of Racing in the Rain”. His novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain” has sold more than 4 million copies and been translated into 35 languages spending more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list. The book also 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. Before turning to writing full-time, Mr. Stein was a documentary filmmaker directing, editing, and/or producing several award-winning films, including “The Lunch Date”, winner of the Academy award for live action short in 1990, and “The Last Party”, starring Robert Downey, Jr.
Garth Stein 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. After spending his childhood in Seattle and then living in New York City for 18 years he returned to Seattle in 2001. Our region is the setting for much of his work including his new novel A Sudden Light. Featuring the Puget Sound as its beautiful back drop the story will resonate with locals. The novel is filled with unforgettable characters, historical reference to our timber empires, and a gothic story line rich with spellbinding tension. It is available at the Lopez Island Library and at Lopez Bookshop. The bookshop will have a selection of his books for sale at the event and the author will be available for signing. Whether you are a fan of Garth Stein’s or have yet to discover him this is the program for you. See you at Woodmen Hall Saturday June 13th, 7:00 p.m.