A Dog's Purpose

Kobo ebook | July 6, 2010

byW. Bruce Cameron

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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, A Dog's 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, 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, 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.


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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, A Dog's 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 ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 6, 2010Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1429960272

ISBN - 13:9781429960274

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Emotional read I could not finish this book as a dog owner I found it too depressing and upsetting. When I made it to the story of the Golden Retriever that is when I could not read anymore as this is the dog that I have.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A dogs purpose This is a great book to read. Hard to put down once you start .
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker I loved this book very much. I've had several dogs and could almost recognize every one of the dogs in this story as one I had loved myself. Fantastic book, particularly for dog lovers.
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker This is a must read for any dog lover. It made me want to laugh and cry and just warmed my heart. It made me look at my dogs in a whole new light.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tear jerker very touching, Who doesn't love dogs. I love a story that can bring a dog into light in a way that re affirms ones love for dogs & pets in general.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker Loved this book, well written, makes you laugh and cry - a must-read for all dog lovers.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker A very touching book which sinks you deep into the being of every pup you have ever loved
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker An illuminating look at a dog's life. I laughed, cried and thoroughly enjoyed it. A must read for everyone, not just dog lovers. Emma
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker This story made me laugh, cry and look at my dog in a different light! I loved this 'different', but special, tale. Very enjoyable.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker I am a Dog lover and this story touched my heart in ways I never anticipated. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker Wonderful book. All dog lovers will enjoy this book.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered—her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right hand—a black oval with five marks on either side—that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. She’s right. Those bearing the tattoo have turned into mindless, violent beasts that roam the streets and sewers, preying upon the unbranded while a select few live protected inside a fortress-like wall, their lives devoted to rebuilding society and killing all who bear the mark. Now Fiona has awakened branded, alone—and on the wrong side of the wall. ~~~~ My 14 year old daughter picked this up at the local library, read it, and raved about how wonderful it was, so I decided to read it before she returned it. I have to say that I was impressed. I enjoyed the dystopian aspect, with the possible extinction of bees (something we could actually face in our future) as well as the problems arising from new vaccines (again something that we are seeing already) leading up to an end to the world that we know. I will say that this part of the story was lacking. I would have loved it if the author would have delved a bit deeper into the actual events that led to the world that we are seeing, but it is a forgivable problem. Keeping in mind that this book is intended for a young adult-teen audience some of the simplicity of the plot is understandable. There are issues, but no so that they ruin the story. I will definitely read the next book when it comes out, just to see what happens next. soi happpppppppppppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker I loved it. It made me cry though.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker This is a very touching story from the dog's perspective. You will laugh & cry and want the dog to continue on with it's first wonderful life.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tear jerker A wonderful, inspiring and thought provoking book. It is well written and leaves a warm feeling
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! What an amazing book. I couldn't put it down. I think everyone should read it.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dog's Purpose Amazing must read!
Date published: 2013-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dog's Purpose Without a doubt, one of the best books I've ever read! You laugh, cry and will never look at your dog the same way again!
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dog's Purpose If you're a dog lover and want to love a story.........this is for you!
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dog's purpose Wonderful book. Couldn't stop reading it.
Date published: 2013-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely damn fantastic Great book full of joy, happiness, love and a bit of sadness also. What great book wouldn't have all those. Thank you Mr. Cameron for such an enjoyable reading. We are sharing this book with our friends who happen to be loved by their dogs and we all hope there will be a sequel.
Date published: 2011-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVED IT Toby/Fella/Bailey/Ellie/Buddy narrates this guide for humans. Bailey explains that dogs are born multiple times, and carry the memory of the important things from one lifetime to another. Bailey allows us to share his lives ranging from feral puppy, to beloved pet, to search and rescue dog and beyond. Bailey wants us to understand that every dog is looking for the purpose in his life … his reason for being. Granted, lately we seem to have been asked to accept many books “written” by dogs; fiction, non-fiction, memoirs and how-to’s. But if you have ever looked into the eyes of a dog and you just know he is wondering why you “don’t get it” then you have to believe in Bailey. This book had laugh-out-loud moments, reach for the tissue box moments and downright aaaawwwww moments. I loved them all … and ahem … I’m a cat person.
Date published: 2011-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This is a must-read for all dog lovers! It is by far the best book I have read in a very long time. A story of the bond between a dog and his "person", Bruce Cameron captures the unconditional love that a dog provides.
Date published: 2011-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm Fuzzy Tail of True Love :) This book, I read in 2 days! It was great from start to finish, lots of tears, lots of smiles, lots of laughter. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it to any dog lover
Date published: 2010-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly amazing, yet incredibly sad! Although A Dog's Purpose made me cry many times, I would still read it over again! This is a funny (most of the time) story about one dog who, after living one life, is reincarnated into the next. Its goal is to find its purpose in the world of humans. It's easy to fall in love with the dog, and I highly recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2010-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Calling all dog people! If you have a dog, you must read this book. Told from the dog's point of view, it is the story of the many lives one dogs has while searching for his purpose. (Please, don't let any religious beliefs against reincarnation deter you). It's fun to piece together what a dogs sees and thinks is happening with what us humans are actually doing. There are many moments that will make you smile and laugh and a select few that will have tears welling up (and if you are anything at all like me, spilling over and falling down your face, which is not a bad thing). As a true dog lover, I choose to believe that all dogs have some great purpose. I know mine does. And finding out what this particular dog's purpose is was a joy. Highly recommended. .
Date published: 2010-04-03