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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

All Fairfax Reads: The Art of Racing in the Rain

All Fairfax Reads, a one community/one book project, launches its seventh season in 2010 with The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. All residents of Fairfax County are invited to read and discuss the novel between now and September.

Stein’s 2008 novel – his third work of fiction – made the New York Times bestseller list. It is the tale of Enzo, an aging canine philosopher, who hopes to be reincarnated as a human. He learns, after watching a National Geographic Special that Mongolians believe their dogs return as people after their deaths. He would like the same fate. To prepare for his new human soul, Enzo carefully studies his master Denny, a race car driver, to learn the art of navigating life’s ordeals. The novel is both heart-wrenching and funny as Enzo tries to decipher the complexities of the human psyche.

Stein will appear at 5 p.m. on September 19 on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University as part of the annual Fall for the Book. For more on the book, author, as well as a discussion guide, visit our Web site. More All Fairfax Reads events will be posted as they are finalized.

Join relatives, friends and neighbors and enjoy The Art of Racing in the Rain!

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