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The art of racing in the rain: a novel
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Published:
New York, New York: Harper, 2009, c2008.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Harper paperback [edition].
Physical Desc:
321 pages; 21 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 11
Lexile measure:
850L
Rating:
850L
Status:

Description

The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.

“Splendid.” —People

“The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them.” —Jodi Picoult

“It’s impossible not to love Enzo.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.” —Sara Gruen

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. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life’s ordeals.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny’s wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side.

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.

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Sep 7, 2022
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Oct 2, 2019
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780061537967, 0061537969
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.7, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
850

Notes

Description
Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.
Target Audience
850L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.7,11,129630.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Stein, G. (20092008). The art of racing in the rain: a novel. 1st Harper paperback [edition]. New York, New York, Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stein, Garth. 20092008. The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel. New York, New York, Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stein, Garth, The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel. New York, New York, Harper, 20092008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Stein, Garth. The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel. 1st Harper paperback [edition]. New York, New York, Harper, 20092008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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