A Dog's Purpose: A novel for humans

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Pan Macmillan, Dec 22, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
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The phenomenal New York Times Number One bestseller about the unbreakable bond between a dog and their human. Now a major film starring Dennis Quaid.

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  - strawwench - Overstock.com

Sweet story from the viewpoint of a dog through reincarnation experiences different owners and experiences and hisher frustrations with humans and our decisions. Grab tissues there will be points in the story you cant help but tear up. Read full review

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User Review  - UberButter - LibraryThing

To be honest, I don't know what to say about this book. Told from a dog's point of view through several lifetimes as he finds his purpose in life. It would take many tries – filled with sadness, pain ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

W. Bruce Cameron is the Number One New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose (now a major motion picture), A Dog’s Journey, The Dog Master, The Dogs of Christmas, and The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man. He lives in California.

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