The Art of Racing in the Rain

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by Garth Stein | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0061562408 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 11/27/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
I got this softcover from the by-the-pound room at the Hudson Goodwill, 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 Little Free Library, 4 Lake St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Released 10 mos ago (12/4/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, 4 Lake St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in the Little Free Library on this chilly day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2018 What's In A Name release challenge. ***

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