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October 27, 2008

Garth Stein on Racing in the Rain and Other Topics

Posted by carol
Last night while attending Book Group Expo in San Jose, California, I had the chance to interview Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, for Book Club Girl on Air. Click here to listen to the show.

Topics Garth talks about include racing in the rain as a metaphor for life, how readers in the U.S. and other countries have reacted to the novel, and why he enjoys hearing what book groups have to say about The Art of Racing in the Rain --- and the pointers he has for a productive discussion. If you'd like to invite Garth to speak with your book club, you can contact him through his website. I can assure you it would be a fun discussion.

Garth was recently a guest blogger on, and you can read his post here. Contributor and bookseller Debra Linn also shared her thoughts on The Art of Racing in the Rain in a post.

And yes, this is one of my favorite books of 2008.