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Pass the Book – Oshawa Reads 2019

A shared experience can bring people together.  That’s why community reading events such as CBC’s Canada Reads, where everyone is encouraged to read the same book, are so popular.  This year’s Pass the Book – Oshawa Reads title is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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About the Book

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs).  Enzo educated himself by watching television and by listening very closely to his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo gains tremendous insight into the human condition, and he learns that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast…

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 captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life…as only a dog could tell it.

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About the Author

Garth Stein was born in Los Angeles and currently lives in Seattle with his wife and their three sons.

Garth Stein is probably best known for his contemporary classic, The Art of Racing in the Rain. It’s sold more than 6 million copies, been translated into 35 languages, and spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list.

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Available Formats

The Art of Racing in the Rain is available in several formats. Reserve your copy today!


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Did You Know?

The Art of Racing in the Rain is soon to be a family-friendly major motion picture featuring Milo Ventimiglia (from hit TV show This is Us), Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo the dog!

Watch the trailer!



Pass the Book – Oshawa Reads 2019 is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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