Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 336 Pages, 5.91 × 7.87 × 0.79 in
Published: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765330547
ISBN - 13: 9780765330543
Read from the Book
A DOG’S JOURNEY (CHAPTER 1) As I sat in the sun on the wooden dock that jutted out into the pond, I knew this to be true: my name was Buddy, and I was a good dog. The fur on my legs was as black as the rest of me, but down at my paws it had, over time, become tinged with white. I had lived a long and full life with a boy named Ethan, spending many lazy afternoons on this very dock, here on the Farm, enjoying a swim or barking at the ducks. This was the second summer without Ethan. When he died I felt a pain inside me much sharper than any other I’d ever felt. Now the pain was less, more like a stomachache, but I still felt it all the time. Only sleep soothed it away—in my sleep, Ethan ran with me through my dreams. I was an old dog and knew that someday soon a much deeper sleep would come, as it had always come for me before. It came for me when I was named Toby, in my silly first life, when I had no real purpose but to play with other dogs. It came for me when I was named Bailey, when I first met my boy and loving him became my whole focus. It came for me when I was Ellie, when my job was to Work, to Find people, and to Save them. So when the deeper sleep came for me next, at the end of this life, as Buddy, I felt sure that I would not live again, that I had fulfilled my purpose and there was no reason for me to be a dog anymore. So whether it happened this summer or the next didn’t matter. Ethan, loving Ethan, was my ultimate purpose, and I had done
From the Publisher
The direct sequel to the New York Times and USA
Today bestselling A Dog''s Purpose by W. Bruce
Buddy is a good dog.
After searching for his purpose through several eventful
lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he
watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is
certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her
When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny.
He''s overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but
troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy
despairs-who will take care of his girl?
A charming and heartwarming story of hope, love, and unending
devotion, A Dog''s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron asks the
question: Do we really take care of our pets, or do they take care
of us? More than just another endearing dog tale, A Dog''s
Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love
that crosses all barriers.
About the Author
W. BRUCE CAMERON is the New York Times bestselling
author of A Dog''s Purpose, A Dog''s
Journey, and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My
Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series. He
lives in California.
For A Dog''s Journey
"Readers will devour this wonderful story and cry from beginning to
end. Sweet and heartfelt, Cameron likely has another bestseller on
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Once again endearing himself to animal lovers, Cameron
explores the concept of canine karma with acute sensitivity and
exhibits cunning insight into life from a dog's perspective."
For A Dog''s Purpose
"An amazing book."
-Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color
"I loved the book and I could not put it down."
-Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of
Animals in Translation