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The Art of Racing in the Rain

(2008)
(Racing in the Rain)
A novel by

 
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 tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny 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, despite what he sees as his own limitations, 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 learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

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

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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Enzo Races in the Rain!
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-229533-0 / 978-0-06-229533-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-201574-5 / 978-0-06-201574-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2011 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Racing In The Rain (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-606-23026-2 / 978-0-606-23026-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-4448-0372-7 / 978-1-4448-0372-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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June 2009 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Art Of Racing In The Rain (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-606-06561-X / 978-0-606-06561-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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June 2008 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-00-727123-9 / 978-0-00-727123-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-153793-4 / 978-0-06-153793-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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May 2008 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: The Art Of Racing In The Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-55468-172-3 / 978-1-55468-172-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Art of Racing in the Rain, The
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-202149-4 / 978-0-06-202149-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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August 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain Movie Tie-In Edition
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-237094-4 / 978-0-06-237094-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-202306-3 / 978-0-06-202306-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-234953-8 / 978-0-06-234953-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-201576-1 / 978-0-06-201576-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Art Of Racing In The Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-4434-0496-9 / 978-1-4434-0496-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-153796-9 / 978-0-06-153796-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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January 2009 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Art Of Racing In The Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-55468-527-3 / 978-1-55468-527-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-00-728119-6 / 978-0-00-728119-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-00-728476-4 / 978-0-00-728476-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-00-729459-X / 978-0-00-729459-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-156240-8 / 978-0-06-156240-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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1900 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-60751-431-1 / 978-1-60751-431-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2010 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-84648-791-9 / 978-1-84648-791-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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January 2010 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Art Of Racing In The Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-84648-813-3 / 978-1-84648-813-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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June 2009 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain Low Price CD
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-178030-8 / 978-0-06-178030-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain CD
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 0-06-156540-7 / 978-0-06-156540-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

May 2008 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   

2008 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-4361-0718-0 / 978-1-4361-0718-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain--collector's and Library Edition
Author(s): Garth Stein
ISBN: 1-4361-0720-2 / 978-1-4361-0720-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: recorded books
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
Author(s): Garth Stein
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Stein
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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March 2009 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author(s): Garth Stein
Publisher: HarperCollins
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