Monday, March 22, 2010

Giveaway: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Summary: 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. -- Harper

I recently read and reviewed Garth Stein's RAVEN STOLE THE MOON. I even gave away a copy to one lucky reader. Well, the folks at Terra Communications just happened to send me an extra copy of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (you can read my review here.) I noticed in the giveaway for RAVEN STOLE THE MOON that many of you haven't read THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN yet, so I am very excited to share this copy with one of you. To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment with a valid email address. This contest will be open until Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and I will announce the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you in the U.S. and Canada only. Good luck!

41 comments:

Beth Kephart said...

You are one generous lady.

Mystica said...

I would love to be counted for this one!

Laura said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks!

Laura.Adams@ky.gov

Katrina said...

This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win!


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mariag said...

Please count me in. I would love to read this one.

katsrus said...

Please count me in too. This books sounds really good.

Sue B
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Debbie F said...

Please count me in! Thanks

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Carol W. said...

I've read so many favorable comments about this book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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Stacie said...

I have been wanting to read this book! Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

Darlene said...

I've got this posted at Win a Book for you Julie.

Margie said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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April said...

Add my name please :-)

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Jennifer said...

This book has been on my "to read" list for awhile now. I just discovered your blog through @bookclubgirl on Twitter. I bookmarked it and look forward to reading your reviews!

Joelle said...

Oh, I love this book. I'm currently listening to it on audio (as in I just turned it off to read this!) and would love to own a copy. restoringharmony10 @ yahoo.com

Thanks!

Si Pencari said...

Pick me! Pick me!!! Woof woof!!! :)

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

my neighborhood book group picked this as our next read! I'd love to win a copy ...

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Katy said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

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Melissa Taylor said...

Yes, please!!!

Melissa (melissa@imaginationsoup.net)

Sandy Jay said...

Please enter me in the drawing.

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Vera said...

Please enter me! vvperesk@gmail.com

Linda Kish said...

Please include me.

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GaryPaulson said...

Would love to win the book!

gopaulson has email at gmail dot common you know.

Book Nut

Linda said...

My oldest son lists this book as one of his favorites, and keeps telling me I need to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

a real librarian said...

I've heard such great things about this book! thanks for the chance!

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Carol M said...

This sounds really good! I'd love to win it! Thank you!
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Serena said...

no need to enter me, but I wanted to stop in and say I LOVED this book

Nancye said...

This sounds like a book I definitely would enjoy. Thanks for the chance.

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Future Libraian said...

Thank you!! I love your giveaways.
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Bookie said...

Another great giveaway. Thanks!

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Carol W. said...

How did I miss reading this? Please enter me in the giveaway.

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie Rodgers said...

I would so love to win The Art of Racing in the Rain!

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Rachel said...

I've been wanting to read this for a while - I've heard so many good things about it. Thanks for hosting a giveaway for it!

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Benita said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book.

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Dawn M. said...

I've heard a lot of praise for this book. Would love the chance to read it myself. Count me in, please! :0)

Thanks!
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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

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Libby's Library said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway:-)

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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etirv said...

Please count me in!

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il1544 said...
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il1544 said...

Dear Julie!
I just discovered your blog today and was curious about you giving books away. After I read your review on "The art of raicing in the rain", it brought a lot of memories to my mind. Simply for the previlige to have Mickey as a dog, family companion and the best creature I ever known in my life. Once he saved my younger daughter's life by guarding her at night and being so loyal to all of us till last minute of his life. 6 years already passed by since his death but we still miss his personality. I would love to read this book and it will be now on my reading list. Thank you Julie for your offering!

P.S: Sorry I forgot to include my email... ilona.tsaryova@gmail.com

Shelley said...

Awesome! I've been interested in this one from the many reviews. Thanks for the chance to win!

saz AT chainreader DOT com