Great Book!

The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein

  I absolutely love this book! It is so well written, the story centers around a dog named Enzo who believes he will be reincarnated as a human in his next life so he attempts to do everything he can to earn that title.  Enzo is owned by Denny, a young upcoming professional racecar driver, and eventually his wife Eve and daughter Zoe.  Enzo has to overcome many challenges within himself and the others including when Eve becomes really sick with brain cancer and Enzo is the only one that she can still connect with.  There is no major antagonist within the story so if anyone is looking for a nice laid-back book to relax with, look no farther.  It has all the major parts and I believe it is one of the best ever written. Garth Stein uses his wits and humor to maximize the effect of the entire novel.