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ISBN13: 9780765330345
ISBN10: 0765330342
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This is the remarkable story of one endearing dogs search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dogs 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, Baileys search for his new lifes 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 Baileys 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.   

About the Author

W. Bruce Cameron is the New York Times bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series. He is a nationally syndicated columnist who has twice received the National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for Best Humor Columnist. He lives in California. Visit him on the Web at

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Kristin Smith, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Kristin Smith)
Life altering read!
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Dana Berglund, October 2, 2012 (view all comments by Dana Berglund)
Recommended to me by a 7th grader (to whom I recommended Racing in the Rain), this was a great book. The premise is that dogs will continue to be reincarnated as dogs until they learn their life's lessons and find their purpose. We follow the soul of one dog as he lives through several lives. Yes, this is a spoiler, but I'm sure you can handle it: this is a book about a dog, so you know what that means. In this case, we get to bear witness to the lives and deaths of one particular dog soul who narrates his own story. This is not magical realism, talking-dog stuff...he is simply a dog who can tell us about what's going on. Keep the tissues out, but this is worth it.
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amazing63, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by amazing63)
It strikes at the heart of a dog lover. It gives a view into some the questions we ask why about. A feel good and have tissues around kind of book.
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Cameron, W Bruce
Cameron, W. Bruce
Literature-Family Life
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