Soon to be a major motion picture, this heart-warming and inspirational tale follows Enzo, a loyal family dog, as he tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together.
A captivating and moving story of an extraordinary family, how they almost fell apart, and how they were brought back together again by the wisest and most loyal member – Enzo the dog.
Heart-wrenching but deeply funny, The Art of Racing in the Rain is an uplifting tale about 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 is the perfect book for anyone who knows that some of our best friends walk beside us on four legs; 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 Piccoult
‘The Art of Racing in The Rain has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and–best of all–the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to teach to us about being human. I loved this book.’ Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants
‘The Art of Racing in the Rain takes you on an unforgettable journey through another kind of mind, through the eyes – and nose – of a dog. I found it fascinating.’ Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation
‘Splendid.’ People magazine
‘Fans of Marley & Me, rejoice.’ Entertainment Weekly
Praise for other titles from Garth Stein:
"An engrossing family drama." Publishers Weekly
"A powerful story" Seattle Times
About the Author
Garth Stein is the author of How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, which won a 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award, and Raven Stole the Moon. He has also written a full-length play, Brother Jones, which was described as "brimming with intensity" by the L.A. Weekly. Garth worked as a documentary filmmaker for eight years, and directed, produced or co-produced several award winning films. After spending his childhood in Seattle and then living in New York City for eighteen years, Garth returned to Seattle, where he currently lives with his family and their dog, Comet.