Garth Stein’s ‘A Sudden Light’ named a ‘spook-tacular’ read

By Ben Beagle, Special to The Daily News | Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014

The list of seven “spook-tacular selections” was compiled by staff at the Tulare County Library in Visalia, Calif. The list was reported Thursday in the Visalia Times-Delta newspaper.

The selected books include titles for young readers such as the rhyme-filled picture book, “Shivery Shades of Halloween” by Mary McKenna Siddals and Jimmy Pickering; older youth in R.L. Stine’s “Party Games” and adult fiction such as Stein’s novel, which was released Sept. 30.

“A Sudden Light” is the story of a young man and his father who travel from the East Coast to their ancestral home in a dense forest in Seattle. Soon after, a ghost or two is encountered and family secrets come to light.

The book debuted last week at No. 15 on the Indie Bestseller List and climbed to No. 11 in this week’s list. The Indie List is based on sales reports from hundreds of independent bookstores across the United States. This week’s list is for the sales week ended Oct. 12.

Stein and his best-selling novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain” were featured in the 2010 “A Tale for Three Counties” community reading project.

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