The Art of Racing In the Rain
Score: 4.5
From 6,501 Ratings

The Art of Racing In the Rain


  • Author: Garth Stein
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 3798857 Bytes


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 bat...

Dog on It
Score: 4.5
From 208 Ratings

Dog on It


  • Author: Spencer Quinn
  • Release Date : 2009-02-10
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
  • File Size: 5913053 Bytes


The first book of the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery series, an “enchanting one-of-a-kind novel” (Stephen King) that is “nothing short of masterful” (Los Angeles Times).Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, and Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator, are quick to take a new case involving a frantic mother searching for her teenage daughter. This well-behaved and gifted student may or may not have been kidnapped, but she has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. With Chet’s highly trained nose leading the way, their hunt for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locales—until the bad guys try to turn the tables and the resourceful duo lands i...

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Score: 4
From 72 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061738093


The Art of Racing in the Rain Book Description :

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER MEET THE DOG WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO BE HUMAN 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 ...

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Score: 4
From 400 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007281190


The Art of Racing in the Rain Book 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....

The Art of Racing in the Rain Tie in

The Art of Racing in the Rain Tie in


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 006236491X


The Art of Racing in the Rain Tie in Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller A beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it—now a major motion picture from Fox 2000 starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner. “The Art of Racing in The Rain has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and—most especially—the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.”—Sara Gruen, Author of Water for Elephants The Art of Racing in the Rain—the blockbuster New York Times bestselling novel—is now a major motion picture from Fox 2000, with a screenplay by Mark Bomback, starring Milo Ventimiglia as Denny, Amanda Seyfried as Eve, and Kevin Costner as...

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0008347662


The Art of Racing in the Rain Book Description :

Soon to be a major motion picture, this heart-warming and inspirational tale follows Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: he thinks and feels in nearly human ways. He has educated himself by watching extensive television, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo realizes that racing is a metaphor: that by applying the techniques a driver would apply on the race track, one can successfully navigate the ordeals and travails one encounters in life. Enzo relates the story of his human family, sharing their tragedies and triumphs. I...

Racing in the Rain
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings

Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-05-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0062077171


Racing in the Rain Book Description :

Soon to be a family friendly major motion picture from Fox 2000 Studios—featuring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo the dog! In this young readers’ edition of the New York Times bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, meet one funny mutt—Enzo, the lovable dog who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs. Most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and Denny's daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack—it isn't simply about going fast. Applying the ru...

Timbuktu
Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

Timbuktu


  • Author : Paul Auster
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429900059


Timbuktu Book Description :

Meet Mr. Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's remarkable new novel, Timbuktu. Mr. Bones is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, the brilliant, troubled, and altogether original poet-saint from Brooklyn. Like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza before them, they sally forth on a last great adventure, heading for Baltimore, Maryland in search of Willy's high school teacher, Bea Swanson. Years have passed since Willy last saw his beloved mentor, who knew him in his previous incarnation as William Gurevitch, the son of Polish war refugees. But is Mrs. Swanson still alive? And if she isn't, what will prevent Willy from vanishing into that other world known as Timbuktu? Mr. Bones is our witness. Although he walks on four legs and cannot speak, he ...

Enzo Races in the Rain

Enzo Races in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0062939661


Enzo Races in the Rain Book Description :

A heartwarming tale of coming home, this is Garth Stein's picture book about the lovable dog Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain. Young dog lovers will enjoy cuddling up with this sweet story. Enzo the puppy's action-packed adventure begins when he makes the journey from the farm to the city, discovers just how big the world is, and finds the family that was meant to be his. R. W. Alley's bright and funny art brings the beloved Enzo to life as he learns to adapt to life in his new home and discovers just what it means to become a family. Fans of Biscuit, Spot, Clifford, and other beloved dog stories will welcome Enzo!...

A Sudden Light
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

A Sudden Light


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857205780


A Sudden Light Book Description :

From the author of the million-copy bestselling The Art of Racing in the Raincomes the breathtaking and long-awaited new novel. This novel centres on four generations of a once terribly wealthy and influential timber family who have fallen from grace; a mysterious yet majestic mansion, crumbling slowy into the bluff overlooking Puget Sound in Seattle; a love affair so powerful it reaches across the planes of existence; and a young man who simply wants his parents to once again experience the moment they fell in love, hoping that if can feel that emotion again, maybe they won't get divorced after all....

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569474983


How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets Book Description :

When his son's mother dies and leaves him a single parent to Dean, a fourteen-year-old boy he has never met, Evan Wallace is forced to confront his music career and his epilepsy....

Raven Stole the Moon
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

Raven Stole the Moon


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061969516


Raven Stole the Moon Book Description :

“Deeply moving, superbly crafted, and highly unconventional.” —Washington Times Raven Stole the Moon is the stunning first novel from Garth Stein, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain. A profoundly poignant and unforgettable story of a grieving mother’s return to a remote Alaskan town to make peace with the loss of her young son, Raven Stole the Moon combines intense emotion with Native American mysticism and a timeless and terrifying mystery, and earned raves for a young writer and his uniquely captivating imagination. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, this remarkable novel “serves notice that Stein is a rare talent.”...