Get ready to have those heartstrings tugged: The author of the best-selling The Art of Racing in the Rain returns with a new novel on September 30. Garth Stein's A Sudden Light (Simon & Schuster) is his first adult release since Racing came out in 2008, and fans have been anticipating it since 2012. Racing spent three years on the New York Times bestseller list, and Stein also published an adaptation for children. So it's understandable that Stein might have felt just a liiiiittle bit of pressure when it comes to his follow up.

So far, few details have emerged about the plot of A Sudden Light, although it is listed under the categories of "Ghost" and "Literary Fiction." An early Goodreads reader promises that the book contains "all the things you love in his work: strong voice, quirky characters, a little mysticism and magic, breathtaking settings in the Northwest, and a story that takes you by surprise."

Will you read it?

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