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July 01, 2010


San Clemente Library's Book Group just read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein, and we talked about the appeal of animal books. I think there's a very universal emotional response to a story about the death of a beloved pet or the joys, cuteness, and companionship they bring to their owner's lives.

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