- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (May 3 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780062015761
- ISBN-13: 978-0062015761
- ASIN: 0062015761
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 222 g
- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog Paperback – May 3 2011
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About the Author
Garth Stein is the author of Enzo Races in the Rain!, based on the New York Times bestselling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain (and its tween adaptation, Racing in the Rain). His other works include A Sudden Light, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, Raven Stole the Moon, and a play, Brother Jones. He is the cofounder of Seattle7Writers.org, a nonprofit collective of sixty-two Northwest authors dedicated to fostering a passion for the written word. Garth lives in Seattle with his family and his dog, Comet.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful book, but I hesitate to say it wasn't too humorous.
The Ghost Writer
Clearly a man comfortable with his craft, dedicated to research and the nuance of language, Stein has created the story of a dog known as Enzo, who believes he will be reincarnated as a human when his time as a dog is done. During Enzo's journey as a dog, he becomes emotionally attached to his master, Denny, who is a rising race car driver. Together Enzo and Denny experience joy in a marriage and birth of a child, the thrill of the race course, and then the devastation of the loss of all they've held precious.
Never maudlin or trite, the emotional impact of Stein's story rings true with a subtlety which is quite astonishing.
Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable read. Highly recommended.
so much so that I ordered two for my friends/family....
was disappointed in this particular choice as it was not the adult version.
be careful to look an enlarged pic of front cover
where it says...juvenille version. tho it probably was very good also.
Enjoy, pure, funny, sad and happy. Who can tell. Lets have more.