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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
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May 08, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: animal-characters, dogs, domestic-fiction
Read in May, 2012

Domestic fiction, but from a guys point of view - well, actually it is narrated by the dog, Enzo. Enzo believes his soul has evolved to become human and he will be a human in his next life. He tells the story of his master, a race car driver, dealing with the illness and loss of his wife to brain cancer, and who is fighting his in-laws for custody of his daughter, and false allegations of rape by a young relative. Enzo deals with the trials of trying to communicate without words, and the lack of opposable thumbs. He is wise, funny, and philosophical. We can learn a lot from Enzo, and from the world of racing: living in the present moment, never giving up, maintaining a positive outlook despite life's difficulties, and keeping your eyes on where you want to go.

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