Garth Stein is the author of the classic book, The Art of Racing in the Rain. That book was a New York Times bestseller and it has since been adapted into a film with Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, and Amanda Seyfried.

Stein was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Seattle area. He has a diverse ancestry with his mother being of Tlingit Indian and Irish descent, and his father being a child of Jewish emigrants from Austria. Stein makes his home in Seattle where he lives with his wife and their children.

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Publication Order of Enzo Books

Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt! (2015)Description / Buy at
Enzo's Very Scary Halloween (2016)Description / Buy at
Enzo and the Fourth of July Races (2017)Description / Buy at
Enzo Races in the Rain (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Cloven Books

(with Matthew Southworth)

The Cloven (2020)Description / Buy at
The Cloven: Book Two (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Raven Stole the Moon (1998)Description / Buy at
How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets (2005)Description / Buy at
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2008)Description / Buy at
Racing in the Rain (2011)Description / Buy at
A Sudden Light (2014)Description / Buy at
Racing in the Rain is a young reader's adaptation of The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Publication Order of Anthologies

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The Art of Racing in the Rain features Enzo, a dog that is much different than other dogs. He is a philosopher with an almost human soul who has educated himself by watching television and listening to his master, Denny. Enzo has gained a lot of insight into the human from Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and has learned that racing and life are not just about going fast. Now, Enzo is on the eve of his death and Enzo takes stock of his life with Denny, Eve, and Zoe and how he worked to preserve this family.

Stein is also the author of A Sudden Light. THe book takes place twenty-three years after Trevor Riddell’s fourteenth birthday, when he got his first glimpse of Riddell House. The infamous home was built from a timber fortune and used using giant whole trees. His father, Jones Riddell, has the goal to sell off the house and property for development. The young man has different ideas though as he explores the property and believes that the land has a much different destiny. He will face the dark past of his forefathers in his attempt to reveal the key to his family’s future.

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