The Art of Racing in the Rain has a unique perspective - it's told from the view of the family dog, Enzo. The way he sees his family is full of love, full of heart. I thought perhaps this might be a flat premise, but once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. There is sadness here in this story, but it's sadness you'll be happy that you witnessed. I have been recommending this book from the second I finished it, it's something everyone should experience.
On the eve of a faithful canine's death, Enzo takes stock of his life while recalling the sacrifices, unexpected losses, and person struggles of his would-be race-car driver human, Denny, in the latter's efforts to retain custody of his daughter. 300,000 first printing. Reprint.