Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.59 × 5.98 × 1.27 in
Published: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765330539
ISBN - 13: 9780765330536
About the Book
Direct sequel to the "New York Times" and "USA Today"-bestselling "A Dog's Purpose" this charming story of hope, love, and devotion is about a love that crosses all barriers.
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
Direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog''s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
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 own.
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 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 The Dogs of Christmas. He lives in California.
Praise for A Dog''s Purpose
“An amazing book. I laughed and smiled and cried. Wise…and sure to open the hearts of all who read it. Bailey has much to teach us about a dog’s love of liberty."
—Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Color Purple
"I loved the book and I could not put it down. It really made me think about the purpose of life. At the end, I cried."
—Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human
"Marley & Me combined with Tuesdays With Morrie."  —Kirkus Reviews
“Funny, heartwarming, and touching.”  —Library Journal (starred review)