A Dog's Purpose: A novel for humans

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Pan Macmillan, Dec 22, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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 eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.

But this life as a 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, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

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User Review  - Denise - Target

Awesome book! The story will take you on a roller coaster ride of many emotions. Even though the story line sounds somewhat corny, the author really pulls it off. And the ending will surprise you. I rarely read fiction, but I find this author, and this book in particular, very enjoyable. Read full review

Great book!

User Review  - racram - Overstock.com

Read this a while ago but thoroughly enjoyed it and the other dog books by this author. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

W. Bruce Cameron is the New York Times bestselling author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which has turned into the hit television series. He has twice been voted the number one best humour columnist by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and his nationally syndicated column in the US is read by more than three million readers every week. He lives in California. Visit him at www.brucecameron.com and www.adogspurpose.com.

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