Raven Stole the Moon: A Novel (Paperback)

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Raven Stole The Moon is Garth Stein’s first book, a very different story from the wildly popular The Art of Racing in the Rain, but with the same inspired writing. 

Mixing Tlingit legend with the story of a bereft young woman from Seattle, he weaves a tale of loss and redemption. How far would a woman go to save the soul of her child?  Jenna’s son drowned two years ago on a vacation in Alaska, on the anniversary of his death she is drawn back to Wrangell Alaska.  From a Shaman she learns the legend of the Kushtakas Would you go into the heart of darkness for the child you love? 

Garth vividly blends legend, belief, and a rousing adventure.  Jenna is a sympathetic character, you will root for her. 

— Deon Stonehouse


“Deeply moving, superbly crafted, and highly unconventional.” Washington Times

Raven Stole the Moon is the stunning first novel from Garth Stein, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain.

A profoundly poignant and unforgettable story of a grieving mother’s return to a remote Alaskan town to make peace with the loss of her young son, Raven Stole the Moon combines intense emotion with Native American mysticism and a timeless and terrifying mystery, and earned raves for a young writer and his uniquely captivating imagination.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, this remarkable novel “serves notice that Stein is a rare talent.”

About the Author

Garth Stein is the author of Enzo Races in the Rain!, based on the New York Times bestselling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain (and its tween adaptation, Racing in the Rain). His other works include A Sudden Light, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, Raven Stole the Moon, and a play, Brother Jones. He is the cofounder of Seattle7Writers.org, a nonprofit collective of sixty-two Northwest authors dedicated to fostering a passion for the written word. Garth lives in Seattle with his family and his dog, Comet.

Praise For…

“Just as winning as Racing.” — Joy Tipping, Dallas Morning News

“Deeply moving, superbly crafted and highly unconventional.” — Washington Times

“An unpredictable and absorbing debut… Stein intriguingly blurs the line between legend and conventional reality…. A moving tale.” — Publishers Weekly

“A treat.” — Denver Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061806384
ISBN-10: 0061806382
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: March 9th, 2010
Pages: 464
Language: English