A Dog s Purpose

A Dog s Purpose Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 9781447213246
Year 2011-12-22
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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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 eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a 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, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

A Dog s Purpose

A Dog s Purpose Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 1429960272
Year 2010-07-06
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Forge Books
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A Dog’s Purpose—the #1 New York Times bestseller—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. Screenplay by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky. 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 Other A Dog's Purpose Books 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 A Dog's Way Home (forthcoming) The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Dog s Purpose

A Dog s Purpose Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 1742621376
Year 2010-07-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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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 Dog s Journey

A Dog s Journey Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 9781447220091
Year 2013-01-17
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Buddy is a good dog. He thought he had found and fulfilled his purpose, over the course of several lives, in helping his beloved boy Ethan. On the farm, Buddy watches over Ethan’s granddaughter, curious baby Clarity, trying to keep her out of mischief. He begins to realise that this is a little girl very much in need of a dog of her own. Buddy realizes that he has a new destiny. Reborn once more, 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? With her selfish mother determined to keep them apart, and an unpredictable, obsessive boyfriend, Clarity life’s threatens to spiral out of control – she needs help more than ever, but can Buddy find his way back to her in time? 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? This is a moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.

A Dog s Purpose Bailey s Story

A Dog s Purpose   Bailey s Story Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 9781509859627
Year 2017-01-12
Pages
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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From W. Bruce Cameron, author of The New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture! Bailey's Story is a heart-warming novel adapted for young readers from the beloved New York Times bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. When Bailey meets eight-year-old Ethan, he quickly figures out his purpose: to play with the boy, to explore the farm during summers with the boy and to tidy the boy's dishes by licking them clean (only when Mom isn't watching). But Bailey soon learns that life isn't always so simple - that sometimes bad things happen - and that there can be no greater purpose than to protect the boy he loves.

A Dog s Way Home

A Dog s Way Home Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 9781466842984
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Forge Books
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From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture! Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesn’t allow dogs, Lucas can’t resist taking Bella home. Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she doesn’t understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas begins to sneak Bella into the VA where he works. There, Bella brings joy and comfort where it is needed most. After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella, distraught at the separation, doesn’t plan to wait. With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home. A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible devotion, A Dog’s Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and our pets. This fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart is in the same tradition as the beloved bestseller, A Dog’s Purpose. A Dog's Purpose Series #1 A Dog’s Purpose #2 A Dog’s Journey Other A Dog's Purpose Books 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 A Dog's Way Home (forthcoming) The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Dog s Purpose Ellie s Story

A Dog s Purpose   Ellie s Story Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 9781509859634
Year 2017-01-12
Pages
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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From W. Bruce Cameron, author of The New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture! Ellie's Story is a heart-warming novel adapted for young readers from the beloved New York Times bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. From puppyhood, Ellie has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. She can track down a lost child in a forest or an injured victim under a fallen building. She finds people. She saves them. It’s what she was meant to do. But Ellie must do more. Her handlers - widowed Jakob, lonely Maya - need her too. People can be lost in many ways, and to do the job she was born to do Ellie needs to find a way to save the people she loves best.

Molly s Story

Molly s Story Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 9780765394958
Year 2017-07-03
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, now a major motion picture! Meet Molly—a very special dog with a very important purpose. An irresistible book for young middle grade readers adapted from A Dog's Journey, the sequel to the bestselling A Dog's Purpose—now a major motion picture! Molly knows that her purpose is to take care of her girl, C.J., but it won’t be easy. Neglected by her mother, Gloria, who won’t allow her to have a dog, C.J. is going through some tough times. Molly’s job is to stay hidden in C.J.’s room, cuddle up to her at night, and protect her from bad people. And no matter what Gloria does to separate them, nothing will keep Molly away from the girl that she loves. Adorable black-and-white illustrations by Richard Cowdrey bring Molly and her world to life. Also includes a discussion and activity guide that will help promote family and classroom discussions about Molly’s Story and the insights it provides about humankind’s best friends. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Dog Master

The Dog Master Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 9781466842977
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Forge Books
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From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture! Set against the most dramatic time in our species' history, The Dog Master tells the story of one tribe's struggle for survival and one extraordinary man's bond with a wolf-a friendship that changed mankind forever Thirty thousand years ago, ice was storming the planet. Among the species forced out of the trees and onto the steppes by the advancing cold was modern man, who was both predator and prey. No stranger to the experiences that make us human-a mother's love and a father's betrayal, tribal war and increasing famine, political intrigue and forbidden love, joy and hope and devastating loss-our ancestors competed for scant resources in a brutal landscape. Mankind stood on the cold brink of extinction...but they had a unique advantage over other species, a new technology-domesticated wolves. Only a set of extraordinary circumstances could have transformed one of these fierce creatures into a hunting companion, a bodyguard, a solider, and a friend. The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron is an evocative glimpse of prehistory, an emotional coming of age saga, a thrilling tale of survival against all odds, and the exciting, imaginative story of the first dog. A Dog's Purpose Series #1 A Dog’s Purpose #2 A Dog’s Journey Other A Dog's Purpose Books 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 A Dog's Way Home (forthcoming) The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Dog s Purpose A Dog s Journey

A Dog s Purpose   A Dog s Journey Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 0765377403
Year 2014-10-07
Pages
Language en
Publisher Forge Books
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TwoNew York Times andUSA Today bestselling novels together at last! 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, W. Bruce Cameron'sA Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? 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. When Buddy is reborn inA Dog's Journey, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by 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?

The Dogs of Christmas

The Dogs of Christmas Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 9781429992879
Year 2013-10-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Forge Books
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From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion pictures! While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh's Colorado home. But Josh can't resist Lucy's soulful brown eyes, and though he's never had a dog before, he's determined to do the best he can for Lucy—and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies. Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a beautiful woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals. As Kerri teaches Josh how to care for Lucy's tiny puppies and gets them ready to be adopted through the shelter's "Dogs of Christmas" program, Josh surprises himself by falling for her. But he's fallen even harder for his new furry family, which has brought incredible joy into Josh's life. He barely has time to sit down, between chasing after adventurous Sophie and brave Oliver, but when he does, his lap is quickly filled by the affectionate Lola. And Rufus and Cody's strong bond makes Josh wonder about his own relationships with his family. With Christmas and the adoption date looming, Josh finds himself wondering if he can separate himself from his beloved puppies. At odds with Kerri, Josh isn't willing to lose her, but doesn't know how to set things right. Can a surprise litter of Christmas puppies really change one man's life? W. Bruce Cameron's The Dogs of Christmas is a charming and heartwarming holiday tale that explores the power of love, trust, and a basket full of puppies. A Dog's Purpose Series #1 A Dog’s Purpose #2 A Dog’s Journey Other A Dog's Purpose Books 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 A Dog's Way Home (forthcoming) The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fifteen Dogs

Fifteen Dogs Author André Alexis
ISBN-10 9781782832119
Year 2015-11-05
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Serpent's Tail
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Winner of the Giller Prize 2015 Winner of the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2015 It begins in a bar, like so many strange stories. The gods Hermes and Apollo argue about what would happen if animals had human intelligence, so they make a bet that leads them to grant consciousness and language to a group of dogs staying overnight at a veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of complex thought, the dogs escape and become a pack. They are torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into unfamiliar territory, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. Engaging and strange, full of unexpected insights into human and canine minds, this contemporary take on the apologue is the most extraordinary book you'll read this year.

A Dog for Christmas

A Dog for Christmas Author W. Bruce Cameron
ISBN-10 9781447249351
Year 2013-12-05
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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A tale of love, hope, trust . . . and five tiny puppies **If you love A Christmas Carol and Marley and Me, this is the book for you.** When his girlfriend Amanda leaves him, Josh Michaels is broken-hearted and miserable at the thought of spending Christmas alone. A call from his neighbour out the blue, asking him to look after his dog Lucy, is the last thing he needs. But, like it or not, Lucy bounds into his life. And soon Josh realizes that Lucy is not only energetic, but also very pregnant. He suddenly finds himself looking after not just one dog, but five tiny, adventurous puppies too. Josh heads down to the local animal shelter, seeking advice, where he meets the beautiful, headstrong Kerri, who works to find homes for abandoned dogs. She says that the puppies are now his responsibility, but insists they must be adopted. As Christmas draws nearer, Josh can’t help but be won over by his new, unruly family, with their joyous, unconditional love – he also finds himself falling for Kerri. Soon Josh realizes he wants nothing more than to give these dogs a home, and not only for Christmas . . . Can Lucy and her puppies help Josh get over Amanda, win Kerri’s heart, and stay with him for longer than just the holidays? A charming, unforgettable seasonal tale, bursting with love, A Dog for Christmas tells the story of how an unexpected arrival at Christmas made a family complete forever. *Published in the US as The Dogs of Christmas*

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain Author Garth Stein
ISBN-10 0061738093
Year 2009-03-17
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.

The Good Dog

The Good Dog Author Avi
ISBN-10 9781481445337
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In the Colorado mountain town of Steamboat Springs there must be three hundred dogs. Jack's malamute, McKinley, is the leader of them all. But Jack, being human, has no way of knowing that. For him, his family's dog is just a great pal. And protector. Jack cannot know that Redburn, a "leash-licking" Irish setter, is McKinley's rival for the job of head dog. The boy cannot know, with the sudden hillside appearance of a she-wolf, Lupin, that not only McKinley's job -- but his life -- is in danger. Lupin's message: Dogs free yourselves from mankind. Come join us, we who need you to replenish our diminishing wolf pack in the wild. But imagine how a good dog, loyal to his human pup, would hear Lupin's call! McKinley's thrilling story tells itself, as first he and the boy together encounter Lupin in a canyon perfect for an old-time ambush, and later as they try to save her from both Redburn and a neighbor, a vicious man armed with a gun and a grudge. No one -- not even McKinley -- can foresee the end.