A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

Kobo ebook | July 6, 2010

byW. Bruce Cameron

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A Dog’s Purpose—which spent a year on the New York Times Best Seller list—is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, TV’s Gilmore Girls). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media will be distributed by Universal Pictures.

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.

Bailey's story continues in A Dog's Journey, the charming New York Times and USA Today bestselling direct sequel to A Dog's Purpose.

A Dog's Purpose Series
#1 A Dog’s Purpose
#2 A Dog’s Journey
#3 A Dog's Way Home (forthcoming)

Other A Dog's Purpose Books
The Dogs of Christmas
Emory’s Gift
Ellie's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel
Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel
Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel (forthcoming)

The Rudy McCann Series
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man
Repo Madness

Other Books
The Dog Master

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A Dog’s Purpose—which spent a year on the New York Times Best Seller list—is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced b...

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