NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
"I loved the book and I could not put it down. It really made me think about the purpose of life." Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author
All dogs go to heaven... unless they have unfinished business here on earth...
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 new 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?
Touching, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds that hold us all together, man and man's best friend alike. The 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.
PRAISE FOR A DOG'S PURPOSE
"Marley and Me combined with Tuesdays With Morrie." Kirkus Reviews
"By turns funny, heartwarming, and touching without being overly sentimental, Cameron's novel successfully illuminates the breadth of the American dogscape." Library Journal
"This book is a classic. A beautiful, uplifting, tenderly told, frequently funny, and exquisitely moving story... I am awash in the tears of recognition every dog lover will shed when they read this remarkable book." Iris Dart, New York Times bestselling author of Beaches
A tail-wagging three hanky boo-hooer, this delightful fiction debut by newspaper columnist Cameron (8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter) proposes that a dog's purpose might entail being reborn several times. Told in a touching, doggy first-person, this unabashedly sentimental tale introduces Toby, who's rescued by a woman without a license for her rescue operation, so, sadly, Toby ends up euthanized. He's reborn in a puppy mill and after almost dying while left in a hot car, he's saved again by a woman, and he becomes Bailey, a beloved golden retriever, who finds happiness and many adventures. His next intense incarnation is as Ellie, a female German shepherd, a heroic search and rescue dog. But the true purpose of this dog's life doesn't become totally clear until his reincarnation as Buddy, a black Lab. A book for all age groups who admire canine courage, Cameron also successfully captures the essence of a dog's amazing capacity to love and protect. And happily, unlike Marley, this dog stays around for the long haul.
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Brilliant book for dog lovers!
I laughed out loud and cried my way this book. A truly remarkable view of life from a dog's perspective. Make sure you have a box of kleenex on hand when you read this.
YOU WILL NEED TISSUES
I loved this book and all the adventures it put me through it was like i was the dog myself. This story actually convinced me to get a dog and now i live happily with my dog Bailey, i named him off this book
Loved this book
What a great read - I needed a few tissues to get through it