The Art of Racing in the Rain Book
Score: 4
From 416 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-05-05
  • Genre: Automobile racing drivers
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1554681723

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The Art of Racing in the Rain Excerpt :

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope--a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it

The Art of Racing in the Rain Book
Score: 4
From 416 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : HarperThorsons
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 0007284764

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The Art of Racing in the Rain Excerpt :

Meet Enzo, the unforgettable canine narrator of this bittersweet and transformative story of family, love, loyalty, and hope. Enzo is a philosopher with a nearly human soul, and he's gained a wealth of knowledge from hours spent in front of the TV.

The Art of Racing in the Rain Book
Score: 4
From 480 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061738098

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The Art of Racing in the Rain Excerpt :

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER MEET THE DOG WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO BE HUMAN The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. “Splendid.” —People “The perfect book for anyone who knows 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 Picoult “It’s impossible not to love Enzo.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.” —Sara Gruen

The Cloven  Book One Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Cloven Book One


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683963103

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The Cloven Book One Excerpt :

From Garth Stein, the author of the #1 bestseller The Art of Racing in the Rain, and Matthew Southworth, the co-creator of Stumptown come a raucously funny and fast-moving series of graphic novels. James Tucker is the most successful Genetically Modified Human Organism ever created. Half-man, half-goat, Tuck's story unfurls like an action-packed fever dream spanning the Pacific Northwest, from a homeless encampment to a secret sanctuary in the woods where elites perform ritual goat sacrifices. The Cloven Book One features a special full-color four page fold-out spread.

The Art of Racing in the Rain Book
Score: 4
From 416 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2009-06-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0061537969

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The Art of Racing in the Rain Excerpt :

Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

A Sudden Light Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

A Sudden Light


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857205780

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A Sudden Light Excerpt :

From the author of the million-copy bestselling The Art of Racing in the Raincomes the breathtaking and long-awaited new novel. This novel centres on four generations of a once terribly wealthy and influential timber family who have fallen from grace; a mysterious yet majestic mansion, crumbling slowy into the bluff overlooking Puget Sound in Seattle; a love affair so powerful it reaches across the planes of existence; and a young man who simply wants his parents to once again experience the moment they fell in love, hoping that if can feel that emotion again, maybe they won't get divorced after all.

The Secrets of Bones Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Secrets of Bones


  • Author : Kylie Logan
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1250180597

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The Secrets of Bones Excerpt :

Second in a new series from national bestselling author Kylie Logan, The Secrets of Bones is a riveting mystery following Jazz Ramsey as she trains a cadaver dog. Assembly Day at St. Catherine's dawns bright and cloudless as professional woman gather from all around Ohio to talk to the schoolgirls about their careers in medicine, at NASA, and as yoga instructors. Administrative assistant Jazz Ramsey is involved herself, giving the girls a taste of her lifelong passion: cadaver dog training. Her adorable new puppy Wally hasn't been certified yet, so she borrows the fully-trained Gus from a friend and hides a few bones in the unused fourth floor of the school for him to find. The girls are impressed when Gus easily finds the first bone, but for the second Gus seems to have lost the scent, and heads confidently to a part of the floor where Jazz is sure no bones are hidden—at least not any that she's put there. But Gus is a professional, and sure enough, behind a door that shouldn't have been opened in decades, is a human skeleton. Jazz recognizes the skeleton as Bernadette Quinn, an ex-teacher at the school who'd never returned after one Christmas break, though letters and postcards from her had seemed to indicate there was no cause for worry. But now it seems Bernadette never left the school at all, and her hiding place makes it clear: this was murder. Bernadette's strident personality means there are a plethora of suspects inside the school and out of it, and as Jazz gets closer to the truth she can't help but wonder if someone might be dogging her footsteps . . .

The Art of Racing in the Rain Book
Score: 4
From 415 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007281190

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The Art of Racing in the Rain Excerpt :

Enzo, the dog of professional race car driver Denny Swift, recalls the memories of his life and shares his insight into the human condition that he learned from observing his owner.

Racing the Rain Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Racing the Rain


  • Author : John L. Parker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476769875

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Racing the Rain Excerpt :

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Once a Runner—acclaimed by Runner’s World as “the best novel ever written about running”—comes that novel’s prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and ’60s on Florida’s Gold Coast. Quenton Cassidy is the skinniest boy in school, and also one of the fastest. Cassidy spends his afternoons exploring his primal surroundings: the local river, the nearby ocean, the lakes, swamps, and forests that dominate the landscape of the Florida everglades. While adventuring, Cassidy befriends Trapper Nelson, an iconoclastic hunter who lives in an isolated compound on the riverbank. By junior high, Cassidy dreams of becoming a basketball player, but Nelson’s influence runs deep and Cassidy begins to view running as a way to interact with the natural world. Warned of Nelson’s checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as hearsay, until his town is rocked by the disappearance and apparent murder of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy’s loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition. Hailed by National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis as a “lovely novel that reminds us that what is most valuable is life is the spirit to accomplish impossible things,” Racing the Rain explores a small town’s secrets while vividly capturing the physical endurance, determination, and mindset required of a champion. “A celebration of the purity of the sport” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), it is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all.

The Scarecrow Book
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings

The Scarecrow


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0316073458

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The Scarecrow Excerpt :

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent. Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's. Bonus materials include an in-depth interview with the author about writing "The Scarecrow" along with his exciting travel photos-plus a link to an online promotional video and links within the text to a fictitious website based on the novel and a teaser chapter from his next book, "Nine Dragons."

The Art of Racing in the Rain Tie in Book

The Art of Racing in the Rain Tie in


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 006236491X

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The Art of Racing in the Rain Tie in Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller A beautifully crafted and captivating look at 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 has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and—most especially—the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.”—Sara Gruen, Author of Water for Elephants The Art of Racing in the Rain—the blockbuster New York Times bestselling novel—is now a major motion picture from Fox 2000, with a screenplay by Mark Bomback, starring Milo Ventimiglia as Denny, Amanda Seyfried as Eve, and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo, with Simon Curtis (Goodbye Christopher Robin) directing. Enzo is a very special dog who takes stock of his life on the eve of his death. As he recalls all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices his master, Denny Swift—an up-and-coming race car driver—has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having gained tremendous insight into the human condition, Enzo discovers that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.

What We Lost Book

What We Lost


  • Author : Sara Zarr
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316244022

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Hope can be hard to hold on to. When thirteen-year-old Jody goes missing, the national spotlight turns to Samara Taylor's small town of Pineview. With few clues for investigators to follow, everyone is a suspect, including Jody's older brother, Nick. But even as the town rallies in solidarity, Sam feels more alone than ever. Her mother is drifting farther and farther away while her father grows increasingly preoccupied as he steps in to help Jody's family in the wake of the disappearance. During the tense, uncomfortable days that follow, Sam draws closer to Nick as the local tragedy intersects with her personal one. National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a powerful novel (originally published under the title Once Was Lost) about community, family, faith, and one girl's realization that sometimes you have to lose everything to find what's been missing all along.

A Dog s Promise Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Dog s Promise


  • Author : W. Bruce Cameron
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250163509

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A Dog s Promise Excerpt :

A Dog's Promise continues the story of Bailey, the good dog whose journey started in A Dog's Purpose and continued in A Dog's Journey (both major motion pictures). This time, Bailey is joined by Lacey, another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives. This charming, wise canine soul brings joy, laughter, and comfort as he unites a family fractured by life's inevitable obstacles. The love and loyalty of these two memorable dogs shows us the incredible power of hope, truth, and unending devotion in this moving novel by award-winning author W. Bruce Cameron. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Words in My Hands Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Words in My Hands


  • Author : Asphyxia
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773215303

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The Words in My Hands Excerpt :

Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be “normal,” to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind—like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up—one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a com-munity, and believing in something better. Published to rave reviews as Future Girl in Australia (Allen & Unwin, Sept. 2020), this empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times.