A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jul 6, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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A Dog’s Purpose—the #1 New York Times bestseller—is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, TV’s Gilmore Girls). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media will be distributed by Universal Pictures. Screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky.

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.

Bailey's story continues in A Dog's Journey, the charming New York Times and USA Today bestselling direct sequel to A Dog's Purpose.

A Dog's Purpose Series
#1 A Dog’s Purpose
#2 A Dog’s Journey

Other A Dog's Purpose Books
Ellie's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel
Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel
Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel (forthcoming)

The Rudy McCann Series
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man
Repo Madness

Other Books
A Dog's Way Home (forthcoming)
The Dog Master
The Dogs of Christmas
Emory’s Gift

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A Dog's Purpose

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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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
CHAPTER ONE
13
CHAPTER TWO
25
CHAPTER THREE
33
CHAPTER FOUR
43
CHAPTER FIVE
55
CHAPTER SIX
65
CHAPTER SEVEN
75
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
169
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
181
CHAPTER NINETEEN
193
CHAPTER TWENTY
203
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
211
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
219
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
231
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
239

CHAPTER EIGHT
85
CHAPTER NINE
95
CHAPTER TEN
103
CHAPTER ELEVEN
113
CHAPTER TWELVE
123
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
131
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
141
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
151
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
159
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
249
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
259
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
269
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
277
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
285
CHAPTER THIRTY
291
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
301
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
311
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W. BRUCE CAMERON is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose, 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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