Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (on CD)

The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein [Compact Disc Stein]

I absolutely LOVED this book! My cousin recommended it, and now I’m seeing that a bunch of friends have already read it. I’ve never read anything like this before, that I can recall… it was a lovely story about a family and their ups and downs… but from the perspective of their dog. And this dog was BRILLIANT! Just the insights the dog had were amazing… the things the dog noticed about human behavior that we, as humans, fail to notice. One example: we rarely LISTEN to one another; we wait our turn to tell our stories, and we often derail each other’s stories because of one nugget of similarity within a person’s story. It’s so true. I’m SO guilty of this! Why can’t we just shut up and LISTEN to each other? Anyway, I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to dog-lovers, especially.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Marley & Me, by John Grogan]
[ official Art of Racing in the Rain page on the official Garth Stein web site ]

Recommended by Tracy T.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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