Raven Stole the Moon and Garth Stein

Sorry for all the posts today, but there is a lot going on these days on the blog.

Garth Stein is a phenomenal speaker and writer, and since my review of The Art of Racing in the Rain, my interview with him for the D.C. Literature Examiner, and my visit with him at a recent reading at The Writer’s Center, he’s republished Raven Stole the Moon.

Book synopsis:

When Jenna Rosen abandons her comfortable Seattle life to visit Wrangell, Alaska, it’s a wrenching return to her past. The hometown 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 whispers of ancient legends begin to suggest a frightening new possibility about Bobby’s fate, and Jenna must sift through the beliefs of her ancestors, the Tlingit, who still tell of powerful, menacing forces at work in the Alaskan wilderness. Armed with nothing but a mother’s protective instincts, Jenna’s quest for the truth behind her son’s disappearance is about to pull her into a terrifying and life-changing abyss.

Before we get to the giveaway, I wanted to share with you some great video interviews with Garth Stein and Bill Kenower of Author Magazine:

You can visit Garth Stein’s YouTube channel.

Giveaway Details; I have one red, Raven umbrella, like the one on the cover of Raven Stole the Moon for US/Canada reader:

1.  Leave a comment about what interested you in these interview segments with Garth Stein.

2.  Blog, Tweet, Facebook, or spread the word about the giveaway and leave me a link.

3.  Become a Facebook fan or subscriber of the blog for another entry.

Deadline is May 17, 2010 at 11:59PM EST.


  1. How interesting how Garth Stein uses magical realism in helping his heroine
    begin to heal with the loss of her child. His own mother was born in Alaska
    and grew up with many of the legends he uses in his writing. This subject
    matter fascinates me…Many thanks, Cindi

  2. I had no idea the book was first released 12 years ago! I put this giveaway in my sidebar.
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Finally, I Can Stop Piling Books on the Floor! =-.

  3. I found it interesting that Raven Stole the Moon was first marketed as horror.