New Meetup: January Book Club

From: Terri
Sent on: Sunday, September 6, 2009 9:07 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Saint Petersburg Book Club Meetup Group!

What: January Book Club

When: January 19,[masked]:30 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

This month is The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein

From Publishers Weekly

If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Stein's third novel offers an answer. Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zo?, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposable thumbs, watches Denny's old racing videos, coins koanlike aphorisms that apply to both driving and life, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be over and he can be reborn a man. When Denny hits an extended rough patch, Enzo remains his most steadfast if silent supporter. Enzo is a reliable companion and a likable enough narrator, though the string of Denny's bad luck stories strains believability. Much like Denny, however, Stein is able to salvage some dignity from the over-the-top drama.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/stpetebookclub/calendar/11306512/

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