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An edition of A Dog's Purpose (2010)

A Dog's Purpose

1st ed.
  • 4.88 ·
  • 8 Ratings
  • 145 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading
  • 10 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Forge
Language
English
Pages
319

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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, this 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, this book 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 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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La razón de estar contigo
2018-01, Rocabolsillo
Paperback in Spanish - Primera edición en este formato; movie tie-in
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A Dog's Purpose
2017, Forge
Paperback in English - Scholastic edition; movie tie-in
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A Dog's Purpose
2017, Forge
Mass Market Paperback in English - First mass market edition; movie tie-in
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A Dog's Purpose
2017, Pan Books
Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition (1)
Cover of: A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose
2017, Pan Books
Paperback in English - printing (1); Movie tie-in
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La razon de estar contigo
2017-02, Rocaeditorial
paperback in Spanish - Primera reimpresion; movie tie-in
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A Dog's Purpose
2016, Pan
Paperback in English - Reprint
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A Dog's Purpose
2013?, Forge
paperback in English - First Trade Paperback Edition (21)
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A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans
2012, Pan Books
paperback in English - printing (1)
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A Dog's Purpose
2010 07, Forge
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.

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Book Details


Published in

New York

Edition Notes

"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

Copyright Date
2010

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PS3603.A4535 D64 2010, PS3603

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
319 p. ;
Number of pages
319

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24880779M
Internet Archive
dogspurpose00came
ISBN 10
0765326264
ISBN 13
9780765326263
LCCN
2010030099
OCLC/WorldCat
468981810, 1023814692, 1004917357
Paperback Swap
0765326264
Amazon ID (ASIN)
, 0765326264
Google
5q8xkLvesdEC
Goodreads
7723542

Work Description

This novel, told from a dog’s perspective, has the highest reader-ranking of any recent New York Times Bestseller.

Probably what makes this story so beloved and unique is that it is told from the perspective of a real dog — that is, not a dog who understands English or talks to other dogs or animals. Often, this results in hilarious misunderstandings — just as in real life.

Also: it is not a story where at the end of the book the dog dies. That’s not a spoiler alert because the entire premise of the novel is that the dog never dies—he keeps being reborn, remembering each life, learning lessons from each life that help him with the next one. Eventually, he comes to conclude there must be a purpose, a reason for him to be reborn, and until he has figured out that purpose, he’ll keep being reborn, over and over again.
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Excerpts

One day it occurred to me that the warm, squeaky, smelly things squirming around next to me were my brothers and sister.
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