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Humboldt Reads!

November 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

An enjoyable hour with an informal dinner and interactive book discussion!

Please join us for our November Humboldt Reads!  It will be held on Thursday, November 21st, 5:30 pm, at the Caribbean Coffeehouse in Humboldt, IA.  Attendees pay for their meal choice, but no pre-registration or monthly commitment is required.

This month’s selection is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

Book Info:

“Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast.  Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life’s ordeals.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny’s wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoe, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody.

In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoe at his side.  Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life …. as only a dog could tell it.”

Attend the November Humboldt Reads! and you are welcome to a copy of the book by stopping in the library and requesting a copy after joining our discussion at the Caribbean Coffee House.

Please click here for a PDF flyer.

NOTE: Humboldt Reads will not meet in December or January. Thank you to all of our readers and attendees for making 2019 a reading success! Stop in the library and enjoy one of our many selections; February’s Humboldt Reads selection will be available in January.

If you have questions,
please call Julie Larsen
at the Humboldt Public Library.



November 21, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Caribbean Coffeehouse
1010 13th Street North
Humboldt, IA 50548 United States
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