The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel

by Garth Stein | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0061537969 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/15/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, December 15, 2016
I found this fair-condition softcover in a local Salvation Army thrift shop, and nabbed it for another release copy. It's narrated by a dog who's "a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs)"... His master is a rising star on the race-car circuit, which adds another unusual element to the mix.

From the opening, with the very old dog-narrator describing his uncomfortable wait for his master's return, it's clear this is going to be a book that requires having a box of tissues handy - but while there are some very sad bits, overall it's a hopeful story. There's humor and charm here, and for those of us who have loved pets in our time there are some heartwarming - and heartbreaking bits too...

Whether the dog is explaining his theory that dogs are in fact man's closest relatives, or describing the way his man's woman tries to work her way into his heart, or giving the first hints of something tragically wrong and which he cannot warn his master about, the story's involving and bittersweet.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Tara Commons (see notes for details) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, December 17, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (12/17/2016 UTC) at Tara Commons (see notes for details) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I left this book on a chair in the Orange Leaf yogurt shop in Tara Commons on Spit Brook Rd. at around 7; hope the finder enjoys it!

*** Released as part of the 2016 What's In A Name release challenge. ***

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