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Bill Houghton, February 8, 2014 (view all comments by Bill Houghton)
I found this book first, and loved it. Then I went and found his other two (so far) books, "Raven Stole the Moon" and "How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets," and was equally knocked out. I sent him an e-mail commenting that no one of his books could predict either of the other two: each one's different in subject matter, tone, everything but his simple and readable style. He tells me he's got another book coming out in October - I'll be watching for it.

No business relationship with him - just a very satisfied reader!
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FricNotFrac, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by FricNotFrac)
A fresh perspective on the life of a family. Touching, insightful and a haunting read.
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Marcia Ray, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Marcia Ray)
I laughed - I cried - I thought about it for a week after I finished it. I shared it with my friends!
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Kathy McIntosh, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Kathy McIntosh)
I generally gravitate to mysteries, but this book, not a mystery, is totally captivating. Told from the point of view of a dog, it is neither cutesy or absurd. Simply wonderful.
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Mark Jones, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Mark Jones)
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is a remarkable study of human nature from an unexpected point of view. Racing in the rain is a metaphors for living life effectively and fully. I was moved to tears, laughed out loud and reflected on the story long time after I finished the book. This is a book worth rereading in order to fully appreciate the wisdom and insight found in this engaging novel. This is truly a must read.
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Stein, Garth
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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.

"Review" by , "One of those stories that may earn its place next to Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, and Yann Martel's Life of Pi."
"Review" by , "I savored Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain for many reasons: a dog who speaks, the thrill of competitive racing, a heart-tugging storyline, and — best of all — the fact that it is a meditation on humility and hope in the face of despair."
"Review" by , "The perfect book for anyone who knows that some of our best friends walk beside us on four legs; that compassion isn't only for humans; and that the relationship between two souls...meant for each other never really comes to an end."
"Review" by , "The Art of Racing in The Rain has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and — most especially — the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human."
"Review" by , "Fans of Marley & Me, rejoice."
"Synopsis" by , Meet Enzo, the unforgettable canine narrator of this bittersweet and transformative story of family, love, loyalty, and hope. Enzo is a philosopher with a nearly human soul, and he's gained a wealth of knowledge from hours spent in front of the TV.
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