Raven Stole the Moon, by Garth Stein
Published by Harper Collins (2010)
This week, thanks to the generosity of Harper Collins and the wonderful people at Terra Communications, one lucky reader will win a copy of Garth Stein’s newly released first novel: Raven Stole the Moon. I will draw a winner on March 11th and announce their name here on my blog.
ABOUT the BOOK:
A blurb from the author’s website site reads:
When Jenna Rosen abandons her comfortable Seattle life to visit Wrangell, Alaska, it’s a wrenching return to her past. Long ago the home of her Native American grandmother, Wrangell is located near the Thunder Bay resort, where Jenna’s young son, Bobby, disappeared two years before. His body was never recovered, and Jenna is determined to lay to rest the aching mystery of his death.
But the spectacular town provides little comfort beyond the steady and tender affections of Eddie, a local fisherman. And then whispers of ancient legends begin to suggest a frightening new possibility about Bobby’s fate. Soon, Jenna must sift through the beliefs of her ancestors, the Tlingit–who still tell of powerful, menacing forces at work in the Alaskan wilderness.
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Garth Stein received an M.F.A. in film from Columbia University (1990), and worked as a documentary film maker for several years… directing, producing, or co-producing several award winning films. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle, Stein’s ancestry includes a mother who is a native of Alaska and is of Tlingit Indian and Irish descent; and a father, a Brooklyn native, who is the child of Jewish emigrants from Austria. Stein spent his childhood in Seattle then lived in New York City for 18 years before returning to Seattle, where he currently lives with his wife, three sons, and their dog, Comet.
Stein is probably best known for his bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain published by Harper Collins in 2008 (read my review), but his previous novel How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets (Soho Press, 2005) was also received well and won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and was a BookSense Pick in both hardcover and paperback. Raven Stole the Moon is actually Stein’s debut novel which has now been re-released by Harper Collins.
Read more about Stein and his work by visiting the author’s website.
Want to be eligible to win a copy of this novel? It’s simple…either join my project Reading for a Cure OR sponsor someone who has joined OR make a one-time donation to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (being sure to select the button for Reading for a Cure). But hurry – you must do one of those three things BEFORE the drawing takes place on March 11th!
Once you’ve done ONE of those three things to become eligible, tweet about the giveaway (and come back to let me know you did it) and you can get a second chance to win!
Read all the details of the book giveaways for March and how to be eligible for them…including joining the challenge or sponsoring a participant.