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A Dog's Purpose By W. Bruce Cameron A Dog s Purpose 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

  • Title: A Dog's Purpose
  • Author: W. Bruce Cameron
  • ISBN: 9780765326263
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Dog's Purpose By W. Bruce Cameron 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 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.
    A Dog's Purpose By W. Bruce Cameron

    A Dog s Purpose Jan , Directed by Lasse Hallstrm With Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Bryce Gheisar A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. A Dog s Purpose film Home A Dog s Purpose A Dog s Purpose Series Books For Grown Ups For Middle Readers Movies Puppy Tales Repo Madness Most Popular Meet the Author W Bruce Cameron on The Fairfax Network A Dog s Purpose A Novel for Humans A Dog s A Dog s Purpose is a novel and is written from the point of view of a dog The book starts out when the puppy first opens his eyes and starts to take in his mother, siblings, and new world Gradually the puppy grows up, discovers his purpose in life and learns a lot along Watch A Dog s Purpose Prime Video A dog looks to discover his purpose in life by showing humans how to laugh and love over the course of several lifetimes and owners. A Dog s Purpose Rotten Tomatoes A Dog s Purpose is a movie with a good heart telling a well intentioned story, but the constant tugging of heartstrings ultimately results in a fraying that significantly lessens the overall A Dog s Purpose A Dog s Purpose Official Trailer HD YouTube Aug , Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W Bruce Cameron, A Dog s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallstrm The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The Foot Jo

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    1. Chrissie on said:

      It made me look at my own dog differently, wondering how it feels, how much it loves me, and what it thinks about his own life I hope that all animals souls are like the ones in this book and I found myself laughing as much as I was crying while reading this book

    2. W. Cameron on said:

      This book confirms what you know in your heart to be true, that love never dies, and that our animal friends are always with us.

    3. Elyse on said:

      Update For those who have been considering reading this book.It s on sale today for 1.99 as a Kindle deal I saw the movie Anyone else Thoughts I thought it was well done.but it was sad and scary in a couple of scenes I m aware of protestorsAnd I m still glad I saw it I loved my world, the Yard I loved running through the mud by the water trough, my paws making a dirty splatter that flecked my fur.I ve seen the movie trailerhad picked up a new copy hardcover for a dollar years backbut it was that [...]

    4. Heidi Brydon on said:

      UPDATE TO MY UPDATE This book was one of the top five Best Fiction in the 2010 Awards It came in at number 4, beating out Jonathon Franzen s Freedom, which got a lot of hype I m so psyched that so many people agreed with me that this book was the best novel of 2010 UPDATE TO MY REVIEW BELOW I JUST FOUND OUT ON FACEBOOK THAT THIS BOOK IS NOMINATED FOR THE CHOICE AWARD OF 2010 I hope all the people here who have loved it as much as I did will vote and it wins I got an early reader s copy because m [...]

    5. Miranda Reads on said:

      Prepare your heartstringsI had never bothered to consider that there might be such a thing as a boy, but now that I had found one, I thought it was just about the most wonderful concept in the world.Ahhh, there goes one heartstring right away The I read this book, the fewer heartstrings I had Cleaning the dishes was where the boy would put a plate of food down and I would lick it It was one of my jobs, but only when Mom wasn t watching.If you haven t guessed already, our narrator is a dog but h [...]

    6. Kelly (and the Book Boar) on said:

      Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum It s time once a year for my library s Winter Reading Challenge and my chance to score a FREEEEEEEE coffee mug Yes, I am the cheapest date you could ever imagine This year s theme Basically any book that became a movie or television program It turns out this is apparently the list of recommended reads I grab onto each year because I had read a bigly portion of the suggested titles and had less than zero interest in some of the others I had put A Dog s Purp [...]

    7. F on said:

      5 stars not so much for storyline but for completely understanding dogs So emotional so many times Dogs are the best.

    8. Philip on said:

      2ish stars As a dog owner I have a 10 month old Goldendoodle named Fritz, short for Fritzgerald, yes the extra r is intentional and lover, I enjoyed this book and found it somewhat heartwarming As a book lover I recognize this book as cute but insubstantial and ultimately cloying than inspirational It s easy to read fluff that fulfilled its purpose as something to listen to on a road trip to Southern Utah and appease my wife Thoughts I had while listening Dogs can be really annoying most dog ow [...]

    9. Cheri on said:

      I bought this book sometime in the past month or so based on several recommendations, it sat on the coffee table as a reminder, yet in all the time I never once read any reviews or previews of the story.This afternoon I picked it up to read around noon and finished it just before 6pm tonight I loved the voice of the dog, through every incarnation, from the very first lines One day it occurred to me that the warm, squeaky, smelly things squirming around next to me were my brothers and sister I wa [...]

    10. Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh on said:

      This story is bitter sweet, sentimental to the extreme and stylistically almost childlike in its simplicity, exactly what I expected from a book titled A Dog s Purpose It didn t disappoint 4 stars for delivering such a charming piece of escapism, couldn t put it down, polished it off in a day and a half And I just want to say to Toby, Bailey, Ellie Buddy Good Dog

    11. Susanna on said:

      If you have or have ever had a dog in your life, PLEASE pick up this book I tore through this in 48 hours with very little sleep and experienced the entire roller coaster of emotions.

    12. Beth Allen on said:

      I knew better than to believe the gushing reviews that said this was the best book ever written in the history of books, and that the author accurately captured what goes on in a reincarnated dog s mind Really While cute and mildly entertaining, this novel is, at best, an easy to read, mediocre tale about this dog s lives, and his favorite owner I just don t get the hype over it Editorial reviews call this a tear jerker It tried, but failed to really pull at my heartstrings, and I am a big crier [...]

    13. Charlie on said:

      I absolutely loved this book After I finished reading it I couldn t decide whether to loan it to somebody else so they could experience it or read it again I decided to buy two copies so I could read it again while I loaned it to my boss and my roommate The author has a website adogspurpose where my rottweiler Maverick was almost voted dog of the week we lost to a puppy, such is life I found out that the book is going to be a Dreamworks movie anyone know a release date and the author of the boo [...]

    14. Carolyn on said:

      A lovely book about a dog looking for his purpose in life He goes through four births rebirths as the same soul in a different dog, adding his experiences and knowledge through the ups and downs of life as a dog He wants to serve his human owners to the best of his ability even if they are cruel and thoughtless His joy in being a dog shines through with his delight in running and explorng, his disdain of cats who have no purpose that he can see and his love for the special boy in his life A char [...]

    15. Amanda on said:

      4.5 starsA Dog s Purpose is the story of a dog with a deep affection for people and his search for his purpose in life He begins life as a feral dog but is soon reborn and finds himself with an eight year old boy named Ethan This book has the perfect balance of sentiment, humor, and suspense Once I picked it up, I could not put it down I love the ideas that everyone comes into each others lives for a purpose and that the love continues even after death and the hope that we ll be reunited eventua [...]

    16. Marisa on said:

      such a good book with so much emotion you can really tell that the author took his time creating a dog with enough love and determination to make this story great.he did a marvelous job getting in to a dog s brain and interpreting the things they see and hear i loved the ending to this book and i would recommend it to anyone who loves a wonderful book great job W Bruce Cameron i truly loved it

    17. Jesica on said:

      Because failure isn t an option if success is just a matter of effort.Before I start my review, I think I ll post the picture of my four legged reading buddy, Mo, who often sit beside me as I read this book and enjoys being a front seat dog as much as Bailey.Let me ask a question Have you ever think of what your purpose in your life If not, well, you are beaten by a dog This book tells of a dog who s seeking it s purpose in life through four lifetime The story divided into four parts as the dog [...]

    18. Jennifer on said:

      A Dog s Purpose is the first installment in W Bruce Cameron s fiction, animal POV series titled A Dog s Purpose Initially, I wasn t into this book The simplicity of the writing is almost childlike as the narrator is a dog who is confused by human behavior and just wants to please in any way However, animal reincarnation was an interesting spin that kept the story from stallingd then the tears came for me about 2 3 of the way through Finally, I was invested I didn t love A Dog s Purpose, but read [...]

    19. Gus on said:

      Esta rese a NO contiene spoilers.La verdad es que no sab a con qu iba a encontrarme en este libro Qued absolutamente fascinado.La raz n de estar contigo es una historia preciosa Nos narra la peculiar vida de un perro y su incansable viaje tratando de descubrir cu l es su prop sito en la vida Algo as como un planteamiento de esas preguntas que todos llegamos a hacernos m s de una vez Qui nes somos Cu l es nuestro objetivo Lo mejor Todo el libro est narrado por el perro.No me hace falta conocerlos [...]

    20. Debra on said:

      I thought this was a cute book told from the dog s POV about one dog s search for purpose in life Although in this book the dog wan t just one dog he was Toby,Bailey, Ellie, and Buddy He was born, he lived, he died to be reborn again In each of his lives he searches for his purpose.This book was sad at times and happy at times It also probably helped people to look at dogs, and other pets differently There has always been a lot of talk about just what animals feel, are owners placing human emoti [...]

    21. Christa Desrosiers on said:

      This is one of the best books I have read Anyone who has ever had a dog needs to read this It is funny and heartwarming.

    22. Ken Foreman on said:

      Written from the perspective of a dog, A Dog s Purpose is just as much about people as it is dogs The hardships, the joys, the loves and the losses we experience all define our purpose and our growth to a greater purpose Reading the repeated lives of a dog through Toby, Bailey, Elle, and Buddy, I laughed and cried Bruce Cameron is a masterful author who has captured the complexity of people s relationships with their pets and our struggle to understand ourselves, to give our lives meaning.As a l [...]

    23. John McDonnell on said:

      Three Words, July 6, 2010By John C McDonnellThis review is from A Dog s Purpose Hardcover I received a publisher s advance copy of W Bruce Cameron s first novel, A Dog s Purpose In a word Magnificent OK, two words Brilliant Actually three Soul Bruce Cameron has brought forth a magnificent, touching piece of a soul s journey through life in search of purpose and meaning At times hilarious and yet other times heart breaking, Bruce brilliantly weaves a story of a dog and its quest that is told with [...]

    24. Booklady on said:

      A Dog s Purpose is one of the most fantastic, wonderful books I ve ever read Many have tried to write from the animal s perspective, but Bruce Cameron has hit it head on I ve never experienced so many emotions while reading one book I laughed, I cried, I cheered.Put in the context of what is going on in my life right now, I was just waiting for A Dog s Purpose My son and his wife had to have their 15 year old golden retriever put to sleep after a long and full life, a short time ago Even though [...]

    25. Mary (BookHounds) on said:

      This book is one of the best dog books I have ever read and I read almost everything that has a dog on the cover, in the title or description A Dog s Purpose is almost a religious experience where the dog in question goes through reincarnation and grows through each lifetime I just adored it and found myself near tears as well as feeling so hopeful that this dog did indeed make a difference in the lives of many Cameron nailed Toby Bailey Ellie Buddy s voice and developed that voice as the dog ma [...]

    26. Lisa on said:

      I don t just own a dog I m the sort of person who considers her chocolate labrador to be a member of the family, so it isn t a stretch for me to believe that a dog has thoughts and feelings What is a bit too much for me is the idea of a reincarnated dog soul who uses words like ignominy And ultimately, though I was moved by the dog s desire to fulfill its purpose, I was disappointed in the narrative voice that Cameron develops for the main character There simply isn t enough excitement or enough [...]

    27. Cian O hAnnrachainn on said:

      We re not letting your wife pick books for the book club ever again.You know we like her as a person She s great craic, really, and the fact that she s fond of dogs is apparent than ever.But, sweet Jaysus, we re not fifteen years old, son, and we re not all girls in this book club A dog s purpose It s to have a soft mouth and retrieve the feckin birds without eating them.Following a dog swhat, its soul Through multiple incarnations where the beast experiences the good and bad that happens to an [...]

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