The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Available At: Aspen Valley (HS), DCC (HS), Woodmen-Roberts (ES)

Categories: Cursing, Sexual

Description: A dying dog recalls the memories of his life with his human family.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains sexual activities; sexual nudity; profanity; and alcohol use.

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Page 23: “There was something about the effort it took for her to lie down on her side to rest, having removed her shirt and undergarments, the way her breasts fell just so across her chest as she lay on the bed.”

Page 52: “It seemed so odd to me because they hadn’t mounted or even played with each other in such a long time. But there they were. He positioned himself over her and she said to him, “The field is fertile.””

Page 72: “The smell would have given me an erection if I’d still had testicles.”

Page 100: “She was a teenager who had a full set of breasts for milking and hips wide enough for childbirth and so was, for all intents and purposes, an adult, but who still acted like a child, always asking permission to do things.”

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