Book Club Kit: The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the RainThe Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein
First Published: 2008
9 Copies & Reading Guide

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 insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers: Includes a Brief Introduction, Reviews, Author Info and Discussion Questions

Houston Chronicle – “Four-legged Philosopher” by Maggie Galehouse
Entertainment Weekly – “Book Review” by Tina Jordan

On the Web:
Official Garth Stein Website:
Official Book Website: Includes FAQs, Reviews, Reader Resources, and more!
Author Magazine Interview with Garth Stein: Part One, Part Two

Enzo’s Song:

If you enjoyed The Art of Racing in the Rain, you might like:
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (Book Club Kit)by David Wroblewski
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


One comment on “Book Club Kit: The Art of Racing in the Rain

  1. “Racing in the rain was a hit with our Florence Book Club. Enzo Brought many life lessons to our attention thru racing and relationships, “The car goes where the eyes go” was especially enlightning. Animal lovers all, we shared pet stories and even a few tears. Good discussion.

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