The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is about a dog named Enzo with an unusual look at human life.
We received the following book review of The Art of Racing in the Rain from a SearchAmelia reader and this novel sounds like a wonderful story!
By Garth Stein – Harper (2009) – Paperback – 336 pages – ISBN 0061537969
“A tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs – he thinks and feels in nearly human ways. He has educated himself by watching extensive television, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo realizes that racing is a metaphor – that by applying the techniques a driver would apply on the race track, one can successfully navigate the ordeals and travails one encounters in life. Enzo relates the story of his humanfamily, sharing their tragedies and triumphs.”