Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Denny’s wife dies young, leaving him alone with his young daughter, Zoe.  Her grandparents think they can provide a much better life for her than her father.  Denny’s career as a racecar driver is taking off, causing him to be away from home for long stretches of time.  At the same time, he is accused of raping a teenage girl.  Instead of giving up and letting Zoe’s grandparents have custody, Denny fights for his daughter.  This unique book is told from the point of view of Enzo, Denny’s dog.   Dog lovers will enjoy this view from inside a dog’s head in The Art of Racing in the Rain.