Back when Cuddy and I were seeing the veterinarian a lot when he was so sick – on one visit we got on the topic of books about Dogs that were real special and today’s blog post is about one of the books she highly recommended.
The book is “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein (2008) and was on the New York Times bestseller list. The book is written from the perspective of the family dog, Enzo.
On November 22 in my blog post, #270 daily blog posts, I wrote about “…I’m rounding up all of the blog stories I have had ‘in development and researching’ and get them into the queue and published so they make it into the first 300.” With today being blog post number #298 I’m very happy to have today’s topic included in time – the reason it has taken this long has been with the timing – while reading this book last weekend it has not been that long since losing Cuddy.
Up front I have to say someone may have thought I was reading “Old Yeller” with the amount of tears and laughter while reading this book. The plot is very well written and is a real hanky alert. I am glad I read this book – even if at times it meant my book now has tear stained pages from reading and I didn’t make it through the first chapter without crying. My copy of the book since reading it last weekend has been loaned out and returned already – my dear neighbor was telling me today with having read and returning the book to me how much she loved it and was now going to get a copy to give as a gift for a friend! My copy of the book is about to be loaned out again.
Click here to read an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the book.
Here is a Video Book Trailer for The Art of Racing in the Rain
Here the author discusses the book – Garth Stein discusses The Art of Racing in the Rain
If you find yourself looking for a fantastic book to give as a Christmas present I hope you’ll consider this book. I still envision Enzo the dog writing the book at the keyboard!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
Image above of Cover “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein from goenzo.com
YouTube: Video Book Trailer for “The Art of Racing in the Rain” (Extended) posted by Kyle Hansen
YouTube: Garth Stein discusses The Art of Racing in the Rain posted by Kyle Hansen