A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

Book - 2010
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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, this 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, this book 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 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.
Publisher: New York :, Forge,, [2010]
Edition: First hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780765326263
9780765330345
Branch Call Number: FICTION CAM
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 21 cm

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milirick
Aug 06, 2018

The movie of the same name was based upon this book. Although the movie strays a bit from the source material anyone who has seen the film will love this book and will not be able to put it down without tears in the their eyes.

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BrandonBlanchard
Apr 26, 2018

This is one of those books that really brings out your emotions. Joy, hope, anger, sadness. Mr. Cameron is masterful in his prose, and knows just how to tug on your strings without making the story horrible or saccharine. Well done.

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EvaLynne_59
Feb 20, 2018

I absolutely LOVED this book. I laughed and I cried. I did not want to put it down, read cover to cover in one day. This book had me sitting and looking at my puppy wondering what she was thinking when she looked at me. Definitely recommend.

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red_cobra_341
Dec 01, 2017

A cute and heartbreaking story. I was crying when I finished it!

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ceknight0709
Sep 28, 2017

I read this book in like 3 hours. Could not for the life of me put it down!!!

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Nikewingz
Sep 20, 2017

A light read. Cute story. I liked it.

ArapahoeCynthiaK Sep 19, 2017

A dog's enduring love for his "boy" and the lessons learned along the way to fulfill his purpose for the boy makes this an imaginative story. As a dog lover, some parts are hard to read. I have a feeling tissues will be a must when watching the movie!

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SasaMcD
Aug 30, 2017

This book was amazing. Cameron manages to capture a dog's point of view perfectly. A beautiful read!

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Writer2003
Aug 30, 2017

I can't say that this was a book I picked up and couldn't put down until it was done, but it was everything that the reviews claim it that it is - humorous, well written, and heart wrenching. I was always either crying from sadness or because I was laughing so hard. A wonderful take on the way that a dog might view the world. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster as you watch the various lives of a dog, searching for his purpose. Overall an incredible book, and highly recommended by me.

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charmcole
Aug 23, 2017

sooo amazing but some aspects of it were kinda dark so in my opion 4 and a half

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BudgiesNbooks
Aug 21, 2017

"Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, I'm going to miss you , doodle dog," Ethan whispered in my ear. His breath was warm and delightful. I closed my eyes at the sheer pleasure of it, the sheer pleasure of love from the boy, love by the boy."

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