How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets


  • Author: Garth Stein
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Genre: Family
  • File Size: 1531872 Bytes


A struggling musician suddenly finds himself father to a teenage boy, in this “compelling” novel by the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain (Seattle Post-Intelligencer).   Fathers never forget seeing their kids for the first time. But Evan is greeting his son, Dean, fourteen years late. Dean’s mother ran off to another city long ago—and now that she’s passed away, Dean has arrived in Seattle. Evan becomes a single parent in an instant.   Back in the day, he was lead guitarist for a hot band with a hit single. At thirty-one, he gets by as a guitar instructor to middle-aged guys, and does menial work in a music shop. He also struggles with his feelings about being viewed as a slacker by his heart-surgeon dad and his successful-l...

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569474983


How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets Book Description :

When his son's mother dies and leaves him a single parent to Dean, a fourteen-year-old boy he has never met, Evan Wallace is forced to confront his music career and his epilepsy....

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569477106


How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets Book Description :

Tenth Anniversary Edition Featuring a conversation between Garth and his editor, Bryan Devendorf, drummer of The National. Fathers never forget seeing their kids for the first time. But Evan is greeting his son, Dean, fourteen years late. The boy had been shuttled secretly to another city, along with his teenaged mother, while still a newborn. Now his mother has passed away, and Evan is it—Dad. An instant single parent. Evan was once lead guitarist for a hot band with a hit single; now 31, he gets by as a guitar instructor to middle-aged guys, and does menial work in a music shop. With Dean in the picture he has to change fast, which means facing up to the past, to his own father, and to the epilepsy that haunts him and threatens his every moment....

Raven Stole the Moon
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

Raven Stole the Moon


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061969516


Raven Stole the Moon Book Description :

“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.”...

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Score: 4
From 72 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061738093


The Art of Racing in the Rain Book Description :

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER MEET THE DOG WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO BE HUMAN The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. “Splendid.” —People “The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them.” —Jodi Picoult “It’s ...

The Art of Racing in the Rain LP
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain LP


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2008-05-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061562402


The Art of Racing in the Rain LP Book Description :

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year ba...

A Sudden Light
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

A Sudden Light


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857205780


A Sudden Light Book Description :

From the author of the million-copy bestselling The Art of Racing in the Raincomes the breathtaking and long-awaited new novel. This novel centres on four generations of a once terribly wealthy and influential timber family who have fallen from grace; a mysterious yet majestic mansion, crumbling slowy into the bluff overlooking Puget Sound in Seattle; a love affair so powerful it reaches across the planes of existence; and a young man who simply wants his parents to once again experience the moment they fell in love, hoping that if can feel that emotion again, maybe they won't get divorced after all....

Hotel Angeline
Score: 3
From 14 Ratings

Hotel Angeline


  • Author : Seattle7Writers
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453212318


Hotel Angeline Book Description :

Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page. Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence. The quirky tenants—a hilarious mix of misfits and rabble-rousers from days gone by—rely on Alexis all the more when they discover a plot to sell the Hotel. Can Alexis save their home? Find her real father? Deal with her surrogate dad’s dicey past? Find true love?...

The Cloven  Book One

The Cloven Book One


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683963103


The Cloven Book One Book Description :

From Garth Stein, the author of the #1 bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain, and Matthew Southworth, the co-creator of Stumptown come a raucously funny and fast-moving series of graphic novels. James Tucker is the most successful Genetically Modified Human Organism ever created. Half-man, half-goat, Tuck's story unfurls like an action-packed fever dream spanning the Pacific Northwest, from a homeless encampment to a secret sanctuary in the woods where elites perform ritual goat sacrifices. The Cloven Book One features a special full-color four page fold-out spread....

Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery

Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery


  • Author : Hans O. Luders
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-07-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780203091708


Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery Book Description :

Textbook of Epilepsy Surgery covers all of the latest advances in the surgical management of epilepsy. The book provides a thorough understanding of epileptogenic mechanisms in etiologically different types of epilepsy and explains neuronavigation systems. It discusses new neuroimaging techniques, new surgical strategies, and more aggressive surgic...

Stockton County Cowboys Book 3  Roping Cowboys

Stockton County Cowboys Book 3 Roping Cowboys


  • Author : R.W. Clinger
  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611529173


Stockton County Cowboys Book 3 Roping Cowboys Book Description :

Artist and former actor turned Midwestern country boy, Dixon Pierce, has fallen head over heels in love with cowboy Gray McKeever at Glock Ranch in Stockton County. The two cowboys plan to get married, with an extraordinary wedding service and reception to follow. While Dixon works on art, Gray runs a hot sauce company called Roping Cowboys in downtown Tulsa. Both are occupied with their careers, but always come together in the evening hours for some heavy-duty, cowboy romp-time between the sheets. But trouble lurks in their relationship when Dixon learns that Gray’s ex-boyfriends Toby wants to steal back the hot sauce creating cowboy. Then Dixon catches Gray and Toby in a compromising position, and all hell breaks loose. Dixon pulls himself away f...