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Cover of: A Dog's Purpose | W. Bruce Cameron
About the Book

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.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

5 editions First published in 2010

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Był sobie pies
Był sobie pies
2017, Wydawnictwo Kobiece
Paperback in Polish
Cover of: A dog's purpose
A dog's purpose
2016
in English - First mass market edition.
Cover of: A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose
2010 07, Forge
Epub in English - 1st edition
Cover of: A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose
2010 07, Forge
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: A dog's purpose
A dog's purpose
2010, Wheeler Pub.
in English

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