The Art of Racing in the RainDownloadable Audiobook - 2008
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER
MEET THE DOG
WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD
HOW TO BE HUMAN
The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein--a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope--a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
"The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn't only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I'm lucky enough to read a novel I can't stop thinking about: this is one of them." --Jodi Picoult
"It's impossible not to love Enzo." --Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book." --Sara Gruen
From Library Staff
by Garth Stein (Goodreads Author)
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.
Told from the point of view of the family dog. Full of love, metaphors comparing racing to life, and profound wisdom. *International bestseller*
forbesrachel Feb 19, 2014
Enzo is a dog who in his final moments fondly recalls the life he has had with his family. He observes every aspect of their lives with compassion, bearing witness to their most private moments, as well as their innermost feelings, and knows things that only a dog could know. It is Denny whom he ... Read More »
samdog123 Aug 26, 2012
Recommended by a fellow staff member, this book was excellent. I listened to this on cd in the car--got it from HPL. Told from a dog's perspective, it's a wonderful read. Enzo, a part Lab part terrier mix, is the narrator. From watching years of tv, Enzo believes that when he dies he'll be re... Read More »
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theberg5000 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 1
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One day I was walking down Bernerd st and spotted this book on a sales table at mosaic books. As soon as I picked it up I was intrigued by the title and thought without hesitation, this is a must read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story narrated from a dog. There was a lot of emotion involved in this story. Sadness and happiness to see the family go through so much and still come out good in the end..
A tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs - he thinks and feels in nearly human ways. He has educated himself by watching extensive television, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs' a philospher with a nearly human soul (and a obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television and listening carefully to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up and coming race car driver. Now in his twightly years, Enzo finds himself thinking back on his life with the Swift family, reflecting on all he has learned about the human conditions and how life, like racing, is about so much more than simply going fast.
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There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.