The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Marathon Public Library will be starting a book club!
Please call the library at 229-0740 to reserve a hardcopy of the book. It is also available on Hoopla as an eBook and eAudiobook!
*This book has also been made into a movie. Prior to the concluding meeting, a movie night will be held for comparison questions.*
About the book:
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.
Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through.
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life… as only a dog could tell it.