aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Sometimes good things really do happen to good people (and good writers)

I remember back in July being excited about seeing this in Publishers Deal Lunch:

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets author Garth Stein's THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, a heart-wrenching but also humorous and uplifting story of the family dog's efforts to hold together a young family in the face of illness, death, and a divisive custody battle, to Jennifer Barth at Harper, at auction, for publication in June 2008, by Jeff Kleinman at Folio Literary Management. Foreign rights are handled by Anna Stein; film rights are with Howard Sanders at UTA.

I loved How Evan Broke His Head. And this was the first “adult” book my kid ever read (we were in Europe with a dearth of books in English, and I had just finished it, so I knew there wasn’t too much I that would be bad for an 11 yo who read above grade level.

So now Garth has hit the daily double: The Art of Racing in the Rain is the top Booksense Pick for June (perhaps you've heard of another top pick, a little book called Water for Elephants) AND his book has been picked to be featured in Starbucks.

Maybe I should write something about dogs! Only, I must confess, I have never owned one. And my husband's allergy issues are so bad that isn't gong to change. [Full disclosure: I hope my dogless state does not make you think less of me.]

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