Open Library logo
Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. Sponsor a Book
Last edited by Clean Up Bot
July 22, 2019 | History

The art of racing in the rain: a novel 8 editions

Cover of: The art of racing in the rain | Garth Stein
About the Book

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, Zoe, 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 Zoe at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.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.

Classifications

Library of Congress PS3569.T3655 A88 2008
Dewey 813/.54

8 editions First published in 2008

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Cover of: The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
2008, HarperCollins
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
2008, HarperCollins
E-book in English
Cover of: The art of racing in the rain
The art of racing in the rain: a novel
2008, Harper
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
May 13, 2008, Harper
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The art of racing in the rain
The art of racing in the rain: a novel
2008, HarperLuxe
in English - 1st HarperLuxe ed.
Cover of: The art of racing in the rain
The art of racing in the rain: a novel
2008, HarperCollins
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The art of racing in the rain
The art of racing in the rain: a novel
2008, HarperCollins
in English - 1st ed.

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON
July 22, 2019 Edited by Clean Up Bot remove fake subjects
August 2, 2012 Edited by 24.224.86.67 Added new cover
May 11, 2012 Edited by ImportBot import new book
March 8, 2012 Edited by ImportBot import new book
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page