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Well Read

Stein's A Sudden Light (#422)

The author of The Art of Racing in the Rain pens a new novel, this one centering on four generations of a once terribly wealthy and influential timber family who have fallen from grace. Spellbinding and atmospheric, A Sudden Light is rich with unconventional characters, scenes of transcendent natural beauty, and unforgettable moments of emotional truth that reflect Garth Stein's outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation-a triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power. [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: WELL READ opens up a world of ideas through host Terry Tazioli's discussions of the latest books and his conversations with noted authors. Following each interview, Seattle Timesbook editor Mary Ann Gwinn (former VP of the National Book Critics Circle) joins Tazioli to explore the literary themes of that week's book and to recommend related authors and other reading material.

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