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W. Bruce Cameron : A Dog's Purpose

Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Title: A Dog's Purpose
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Published in: English
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Date: 2010-07-06
ISBN: 0765326264
Publisher: Forge Books
Weight: 1.0 pounds
Size: 1.1 x 5.51 x 8.27 inches
Edition: 1
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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.   

Reviews: Heather (USA: WV) (2010/08/14):
W. Bruce Cameron started to get the writing bug early. He wrote 26 pages of a novel in the 4th grade. At age 16 he sold his first short story and in college he worked on the student newspaper. He has had 8 unpublished novels and writes a column online that has thousands of subscribers. His other published books are
- 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also a much loved TV show)
- 8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter
- How to Remodel a Man

A Dog's Purpose follows the spirit of a dog through 4 lifetimes. The dog learns things in each lifetime and finds his purpose. Once the dog dies and is reincarnated it takes the information learned in the former life/lives and finds how it can be used to find its purpose in the new life.

I found the story to be touching and funny. I kept watching my dog and wondering what she was thinking. I would also compare things that my dog does with the description by the dog in the book. I am glad I received this book for early review and I have several friends and family that want to borrow it now. Being dog lovers I know they will thoroughly enjoy it too.

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