Raven Stole the Moon

Raven Stole the Moon

A Novel

Book - 2010
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"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."

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Harper, 2010, c1998
ISBN: 9780061806384
Characteristics: 445 p


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Nov 23, 2016

I loved this book, it was a very hard one to put down! After I read it I listened to it in my car and my kids even enjoyed it! Very well written and a great story line. I've now read all of Garth Steins books and wish there were more!

Apr 11, 2016

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Jun 21, 2014

The images of Alaska were beautiful and the stories and myths from the Tlingit culture were fascinating. Well worth the read from the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain.

jcphilli Dec 20, 2011

I do like the authors writing style. The topics he touches on in this book were not ones I immediately embraced but the content and pacing kept me intrigued.
Steins' 2nd book (How evan broke his head...) is still my favourite followed by The Art of racing in the rain and Raven stole the moon.
I recommend them all.

Mar 26, 2011

This is a haunting book about a woman who lost a child and is on the verge of losing her marriage. Lots of Alaskan Native American folklore. Totally different from “The Art of Racing in the Rain”, this is a worthy first novel.


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Jun 21, 2014

A woman whose young son drowned in Alaska searches for a way to release his soul with the aid of a Tlingit shaman.

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