I know that a great many of you are already fans of The Art of Racing in the Rain and that some of you even got to meet author Garth Stein in the past year as he has criscrossed the country promoting his amazing novel. Well today the novel is finally available in paperback and Garth will once again set out on an extensive tour to promote it! The book has already become a reading group favorite, and now that it's in paperback, I think it will become a book club staple. For those of you who have yet to experience the sheer page-turning joy of reading this book, here's a description in a nutshell: it is a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. Intriguing, no? Browse inside the book here to see for yourself what everyone is talking about.
Check out Garth's brand-new website which is full of great info and fun stuff. You can download Enzoisms to print on t-shirts and pick up tile ads to put on your blog, facebook or wherever to show and spread the Enzo love with the online buzz kit. There are wonderful resources for book groups including reading group questions, videos, an author interview and more. Sign up for the newsletter and follow and friend Garth on Twitter and Facebook here.
In celebration of Enzo's on-sale day, I have ten copies of the paperback to give away. Here's how you can enter to win:
1) Download an Enzo tile ad from the website and put it on your blog or facebook page (send me a link in the comments)
2) Tweet: "The Art of Racing in the Rain by @garthstein is On Sale in Paperback Today!" with a link back to www.garthstein.com
3) Do both things and get two entries into the random drawing!
The drawing will take place from all entries received by midnight Friday the 12th! Stay tuned for more news on Art...including an upcoming Book Club Girl on Air show with Garth!