The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein
*I received this as a birthday gift.
Summary: This book revolves around Enzo, a dog with the soul of a man and his race car driving owner, Denny. Together Enzo and Denny navigate the joys and tragedies of life, always believing in the racing philosophy that they live by.
Review: This was the book club's selection for May and it received immense praise from all the members. I absolutely loved this book (when I stopped crying -- who knew dog books make me so emotional?). Enzo is an unbelievably wise and thoughtful character and the plot is (although somewhat predictable) so wonderfully uplifting. Garth Stein does a fantastic job of giving Enzo a distinct voice that the reader immediately falls in love with. He reminds you of why it is so wonderful to be human. And makes you look at your own dog in a whole different light. Rating: ****1/2 out of 5