Giveaway: The Art of Racing in the Rain

I was approached recently about the new Canadian cover for The Art of Racing in the Rain. I want that dog! He's so cute! But Terra Communications is not giving away adorable dogs. You have to settle for the book instead. Even though I've seen the book on other blogs, I never paid too much attention to it. I'm assuming it's about a dog.

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.

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 only a dog could tell it. -Garth Stein website
Gulp! Sounds like a tear jerker.

I really like the new cover. It's very eye catching. What do you think? How does it compare to the other covers you've seen?

So onto the giveaway for The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Please fill out the form below. Do not leave entries in the comments section.
  • Open to residents of Canada & US
  • One entry per person
  • Contest deadline September 8th, 2010
  • Contest winner will be chosen randomly. Your address will be sent to directly to the publicist.
Thanks to Sarah for providing a giveaway copy.

*Disclaimer: Other than a review copy, I have not been compensated for this post.



  1. I love the cover but I don't think that it's the same type or size of the dog in the story which is kind of weird. But it is cool none the less.

  2. I love the new cover too, though Amanda is right that it is not the same breed of dog in the story. Enzo is a Golden Retriever. I loved this book!

    If anyone wants a second chance to win this book, I am giving it away as well.

  3. This sounds like a heart wrenching story. I also like the cover.


  4. I love the cover!

    I haven't yet read it (I thought I was the only one left ...)


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