2012 ‘All Henrico Reads’ selection announced
The Henrico County Public Library, in partnership with Henrico County Public Schools and the Friends of Henrico County Public Library, announced that The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is the 2012 "All Henrico Reads" selection. Henrico County will host the author on Thursday, Apr. 5, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen. Books will be available for sale, and the author will autograph books following the program.
The book is the humorous and uplifting story of family, love, loyalty and hope is told against the backdrop of car racing. It is examines the wonders and absurdities of human life as narrated by the opinionated and insightful voice of a dog, Enzo. In 2009, Stein won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award for this novel. The Art of Racing in the Rain has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 119 weeks.
Stein earned a B.A. in 1987 from Columbia College of Columbia University and later received a Master of Fine Arts degree in film from the University's School of the Arts. He worked as a director, producer and/or writer of documentary films, and in 1991, he co-produced an Academy Award winning short film, The Lunch Date. The race car driving experiences of the novel are based on Stein's own experience racing cars.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be first come, first served. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Additional information will be available soon at http://www.henricolibrary.org.
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