Saturday, October 17, 2009

In Conclusion

Are you enjoying this "tale" about a dog's life? What part of the story have you come to? Is it when Annika...? I won't spoil it for you, but if you haven't finished yet continue reading you will be delighted.

It is said that in Mongolia a dog's tail is cut off and buried where no one can walk over the grave. If the dog has unfinished business it will come back as a human. Do you believe this to be true? Can you imagine your canine friend as a person? I had a dog that seemed to be trapped inside his body, the look in his eyes was so human. He has passed away, but wonder if maybe he had unfinished business and I didn't know it.
Would you know?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

About the Art of Racing in the Rain

We're pleased to announce that The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein, is the October selection. In this heartwarming and beautifully crafted novel, canine Enzo evaluates his life on the eve of his death, recalling his days as the loving protector of aspiring racecar driver Denny Swift and his family. "If you've ever wondered what you're dog is thinking (and who hasn't!), Stein's third novel offers an answer" said Publishers Weekly in their review of The Art of Racing in the Rain.

After you read and fall in love with this book (which we know you will), mark your calendar because Garth Stein is going to be one of the authors appearing at the Books by the Banks Book Festival on Saturday, October 17 at the Duke Energy Center. He'll be in the Author Pavilion all day, signing books and chatting with Festival attendees. Admission is free!