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A Dog's Purpose

by W. Bruce Cameron

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2010
    320 pages
    Genre: Novels

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This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.

But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders - will he ever find his purpose?

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

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"By turns funny, heartwarming, and touching without being overly sentimental, Cameron's novel successfully illuminates the breadth of the American dogscape." - Library Journal

"Marley and Me combined with Tuesdays with Morrie." - Kirkus Reviews

"A book for all age groups who admire canine courage, Cameron also successfully captures the essence of a dog's amazing capacity to love and protect." - Publishers Weekly

"I loved the book and I could not put it down. It really made me think about the purpose of life. At the end, I cried." - Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation

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Great Book!
This book deserves 5 stars!

Callie Hamilton

A Dog's Purpose
I would recommend this book to any who is interested in reincarnation. This book would also appeal to dog lovers. The author keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat the whole book. This book isn’t that long and is a great read.

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W. Bruce Cameron is the New York Times bestselling author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter which was turned into the hit ABC series. He has twice received the National Society of Newspaper Columinst's award for Best Humor Columnist and his nationally syndicated column is read by over three million readers every week. He lives in California.

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