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A Dog's Purpose

(2010)
(The first book in the Dog's Purpose series)
A novel by

 
 
The phenomenal New York Times Number One bestseller about the unbreakable bond between a dog and their human. Now a major film starring Dennis Quaid.

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, W. Bruce Cameron's 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.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"An amazing book. I laughed and smiled and cried. Wise… and sure to open the hearts of all who read it. Bailey has much to teach us about a dog's love of liberty." - Alice Walker


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October 2020 : USA Hardback

Title: A Dog's Purpose Gift Edition: A Novel for Humans
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-250-31329-5 / 978-1-250-31329-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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May 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Dog's Purpose (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 0-606-26476-0 / 978-0-606-26476-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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December 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Dog's Purpose (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-4104-3263-7 / 978-1-4104-3263-6 (USA edition)
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July 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 0-7653-2626-4 / 978-0-7653-2626-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dog's Purpose
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-5098-5282-4 / 978-1-5098-5282-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dog's Purpose
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-5098-3016-2 / 978-1-5098-3016-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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December 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: A Dog's Purpose
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-76055-145-7 / 978-1-76055-145-2 (Australia edition)
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December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans (A Dog's Purpose (1))
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 0-7653-8811-1 / 978-0-7653-8811-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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December 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Dog's Purpose (MTI)
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 0-7653-8810-3 / 978-0-7653-8810-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: forge
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A novel for humans
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-4472-1062-X / 978-1-4472-1062-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose)
Author(s): Bruce W Cameron
ISBN: 0-7653-3034-2 / 978-0-7653-3034-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Dog's Purpose
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 0-330-40375-3 / 978-0-330-40375-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A novel for humans
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A novel for humans
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-4272-8686-8 / 978-1-4272-8686-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Dog's Purpose
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Dog's Purpose
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July 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-4001-4645-3 / 978-1-4001-4645-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-4001-1645-7 / 978-1-4001-1645-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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July 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
ISBN: 1-4001-6645-4 / 978-1-4001-6645-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A novel for humans (A Dog's Purpose Series Book 1)
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Pan
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July 2010 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: A Dog's Purpose
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
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June 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans (A Dog's Purpose series Book 1)
Author(s): W Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Forge Books
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