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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Art of Racing In The Rain

September's book is The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein

If you are in the Tri-Cities (Washington) area September 22, Mr. Stein will be at the Richland Public Library for a presentation at 7 pm.  More information can be found here.

This synopsis was taken from the author's web page found here.  There is a lot of info on this site, including a video, excerpts from the book, and even some of Mr. Stein's favorite recipes!

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life...as only a dog could tell it.

1 comment:

  1. This is a really good book! I fell in love with Enzo from the beginning. I laughed, cried, and got angry at some parts. A friend told me about this book and I was skeptical because I'm not a dog lover, but now I really want one! Terrific story!