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The Art of Racing in the Rain

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ISBN13: 9780061537936
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sandyh, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by sandyh)
The book is cute and insightful. Lots of wisdom to take away from this simple book.
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agarwalkanupriya, May 23, 2014 (view all comments by agarwalkanupriya)
The art of racing in the rain- helps you take a deep dive into the life of an ordinary person like us .....but as seen through the eyes of a pet dog. This book made me smile, laugh , cry , rejoice and look at my own dog and think ....does he knows all?
And undoubtely he does!
Thank you for writing this anomalous book and arousing our emotions!
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agarwalkanupriya, May 23, 2014 (view all comments by agarwalkanupriya)
The art of racing in the rain- helps you take a deep dive into the life of an ordinary person like us .....but as seen through the eyes of a pet dog. This book made me smile, laugh , cry , rejoice and look at my own dog and think ....does he knows all?
And undoubtely he does!
Thank you for writing this anomalous book and arousing our emotions!
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agarwalkanupriya, May 23, 2014 (view all comments by agarwalkanupriya)
The art of racing in the rain- helps you take a deep dive into the life of an ordinary person like us .....but as seen through the eyes of a pet dog. This book made me smile, laugh , cry , rejoice and look at my own dog and think ....does he knows all?
And undoubtely he does!
Thank you for writing this anomalous book and arousing our emotions!
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Stephie, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Stephie)
I was immediately absorbed by this book after the first few pages. This story consumed my thoughts until I finished it (which was within 24 hours). This author is absolutely remarkable that he can make you feel like you truly are inside this incredible dog's head and hearing his words, and feeling his emotions. I cannot stop talking about this book to everyone I know that reads. I have always been a "read a book once" type of reader. For me, once a book is read, it's done. This book I want to read again. Bravo!
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ISBN:
9780061537936
Author:
Stein, Garth
Publisher:
Harper
Author:
by Garth Stein
Author:
Cooney, Ellen
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Automobile racing drivers
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Experimental fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080513
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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Product details 336 pages Harper - English 9780061537936 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

After the umpteenth customer recommended this book to me, I made it my book club pick. The first few lines made me a bit nervous (because it could have gone so terribly wrong, you see), but I was laughing and crying within the first three pages. I finished the book in less than a day, and I still can't even look at the book without feeling it all again. Stein and his unconventional narrator make the requisite suspension of disbelief effortless; I was swept away and I suspect you will be, too.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Stein's third novel offers an answer. Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zo, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposable thumbs, watches Denny's old racing videos, coins koanlike aphorisms that apply to both driving and life, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be over and he can be reborn a man. When Denny hits an extended rough patch, Enzo remains his most steadfast if silent supporter. Enzo is a reliable companion and a likable enough narrator, though the string of Denny's bad luck stories strains believability. Much like Denny, however, Stein is able to salvage some dignity from the over-the-top drama." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Stein...creates a patient, wise, and doggish narrator that is more than just fluff and collar....[S]hould appeal to fans of both dogs and car racing."
"Review" by , "Pointedly inspirational."
"Synopsis" by , A novel of a young woman who, despite knowing nothing about animals, signs herself up for dog training school at The Sanctuary, where she discovers that rescue can find even the most hopeless among us and that friends come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds
"Synopsis" by , The Sanctuary. High up on the mountain, the Sanctuary is a place of refuge. It is a place where humans save dogs, who, in turn, save the humans. It is a place where the past does not exist, where hopelessness is chased away, where the future hasnand#8217;t been written, where orphans and strays can begin to imagine a new meaning for and#8220;family.and#8221;

Evie is making her way to the Sanctuary. She has lied to gain entry. She has pretended to know more than she does about dogs, but she is learning fast. Once the indomitable Mrs. Auberchon lets her pass, she will find her way. Like the racing greyhound who refuses to move, the golden retriever who returns to his job as the Sanctuaryand#8217;s butler every time heand#8217;s adopted, and the Rottweiler whoand#8217;s a hopeless candidate for search-and-rescue, Evie comes from a troubled past. But as they all learn, no one should stay prisoner to a life she didnand#8217;t choose.

This is the story of two women and a whole pack of dogs who, having lost their way in the world, find a place at a training schooland#8212;and radical rescue centerand#8212;called the Sanctuary. It is a story of strays and rescues, kidnappings and homecomings, moving on and holding on and letting go. And it is, ultimately, a moving and hilarious chronicle of the ways in which humans and canines help each other find new lives, new selves, and new hope.

"Synopsis" by ,
Sanctuary. Place of refuge. Training school. Command center for The Network. Home for strays and rescued dogs.

Evie is stuck at The Inn, managed by the stern and mysterious Mrs. Auberchon, although sheand#8217;s supposed to join a training program at The Sanctuary. Thatand#8217;s what she signed up forand#8212;never mind that she lied and doesnand#8217;t know the first thing about animals except what sheand#8217;s learned from a breed guide, from the notes someone keeps leaving, and from videos online, like one that asks: Please can more people be nicer to dogs?

Once up on the mountain with staffers, volunteers, and her dog students, Evie takes notes on the new things sheand#8217;s learning. Alpha. Forgiveness. Play. Rehabilitation. Like the racing greyhound who refuses to move, the golden retriever who returns every time heand#8217;s adopted, and the rottweiler whoand#8217;s a hopeless candidate for search-and-rescue, Evie came from a troubled past. She writes: and#8220;Rescue. Best. Verb. Ever.and#8221; As she creates her own training manual, she may even write an entry on herself.

A worthy shelf-mate to books by Garth Stein and Carolyn Parkhurst, this is a brilliantly engaging novel about finding fellow animals who may bring you a deeper sense of home, healing, and the power of inventing a future.

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