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Subject: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Date Posted: 8/17/2008 7:38 PM ET
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What a gem!  I kept noticing this book getting rave reviews; when I began the first 6 chapters, I wondered why...I'm just not that into racecar driving and that's how the story opened.  But I'm glad I stuck with it, because WHAT A HEARTWARMING TALE!  Narrated by Enzo, the dog, we share life with Denny, Eve and Zoe from his viewpoint.  And I ended up loving how the author used metaphors comparing racing with life.  A MUST READ! 

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 3:48 PM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2008
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I just finished reading this book for my book club, and I adored it. I definitely needed at tissue for different parts of the book, but it was rather amazing and a book that I will definitely remember.

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 8:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
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Yes, that's a great book.  A couple of days after I finished the book Garth Stein was doing a signing at a local bookstore... unfortunately I found out about it the morning after it occured.  I was kicking myself!

Date Posted: 7/16/2009 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2008
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Finished it yesterday and mailed it off to another PBSer today.  Very good, but be warned it is a TEARJERKER.

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 8:41 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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This is my favorite book of 2009 (so far).  I got it for Christmas from my daughter's dog. LOL

Date Posted: 7/22/2009 10:10 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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In reading reviews of this book, I didn't think that I wanted to read it.  However, it was the very first book that I listened to on my Zune (Microsoft's version of the Ipod).  I loved hearing this in the dog's voice--believe it or not, it was very (being repetitive here) believable.  I'm not sure who the reader is, but I recommend the audio version.

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 4:00 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2009
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I am number 2 on the wish list for a copy of this book.  We are reading it for our book club sometime in the coming months.  Glad to know that is is a good one.  We've been in kind of a dry patch for a book that we can ALL rave about.


Date Posted: 7/31/2009 6:59 PM ET
Member Since: 12/26/2008
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I completely loved this book--and I hate NASCAR and only marginally like dogs. I cried like a baby.

And it went on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 8/2/2009 11:50 PM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2009
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I'll HAVE to pick this one up sooner rather than later. It's been on my tbr list for you have no idea how long haha :D