The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (2008)
This is a must read for every dog lover! It’s a touching and inspiring story narrated by a dog named Enzo. He tells funny, and often sad, tales of his family from his perspective. When you think about it, a family dog hears lots of things that many people do not. After all, people will talk about anything in front of a dog! And, as Enzo says, dogs are great listeners – they don’t interrupt, or make comments about what is being said. He also learns a lot from watching TV channels such as the Discovery and History Channels.
Enzo's owner is a race car driver. Although I’m not a fan of racing, I appreciated Enzo's insights into the principles of racing and how they relate to life in general. I must warn you...there are emotional, heartbreaking moments that made me cry. But it sure made me look at my own dogs in a whole new light!
This is a story from the perspective of a dog who is dying. He reflects back at his life and his loved ones – both good and bad experiences.