A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

eBook - 2010 | First edition
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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 edition
ISBN: 9781429960274
Branch Call Number: AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (319 pages)


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Apr 28, 2019

This is one of the best books I have EVER read!! Amazing read from the first page to the last. At some points you laugh out loud and some points makes you cry. At any age you can enjoy this book, but you would have to be about 12 to understand fully everything that it's talking about, but really good for any age. I couldn't put this book down! I love this book and I am sure that you will too. Read this book!!!

Feb 16, 2019

No five stars for the greatest fiction book ever written but I enjoyed the book the entire time. I laughed, I cried, I thought a lot about my precious dog. If you've ever known a "good dog" this book is for you!

IndyPL_KristiS Jan 30, 2019

An emotional story of one dog, Bailey, and his unyielding everlasting connection to his boy, Ethan, and what it means to 'be a good dog'; Sweet, Touching and Endearing throughout.

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.

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.

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.

Dec 01, 2017

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

Sep 28, 2017

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

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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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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