I bumped into good friend Bobby Hawley who told me he read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein at a time of crisis, and it was hugely helpful. I asked Bobby to write up a mini review, and this is what he came up with:

“For anyone who has experienced a detour on the road of life, The Art of Racing in The Rain is a poignant, yet hilarious owners manual for getting one’s soul metaphorically ‘back on track.’ If you ever wondered what your dog might be thinking, this is one book you will never forget. Chronicling the tragedy and ultimate triumph of the Swift family, this tale is woven together from the perspective of their ever watchful family dog. A beautifully crafted ode to hope, faith and perseverance through adversity, there are many copies of this book on hand at our family home, ready to be dispatched to anyone we know to be in crisis. It is one book that we all agree is a must read, and a true American classic.”

Garth Stein will make a National Writers Series appearance on April 21, 2015 at 7 PM.  More information or to purchase tickets