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Waiting on Wednesday: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:



Product Description

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 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, 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.   

About the Author

W. Bruce Cameron is the New York Times bestselling author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter which was turned into the hit ABC series. He has twice received the National Society of Newspaper Columinst's award for Best Humor Columnist and his nationally syndicated column is read by over three million readers every week. He lives in California.  


  1. Thanks for the info about the book, it sounds wonderful for any animal lover! I remember 8 Simple Rules too!

  2. This looks so good!! The dog on the cover looks just like my neighbor's dog!

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  3. Just that beautiful dog face on the cover makes me want to open the book and read.
    I hope the parts where he goes from one life to another aren't too sad...

  4. I was a lucky early reader of this book for review purposes, and I can honestly say it's one of the greatest books I've ever read. Period. But you don't have to take my word for it. World famous animal author Temple Grandin said: "I loved this book and could not put it down."

    Publisher's Weekly gave it TWO rave reviews in a month, Library Journal gave it their coveted June starred review (They only give it to twenty novels, out of the thousands that come out every month) and Kirkus reviews proclaimed it was, "'Marley and Me' combined with 'Tuesdays With Morrie'"

    I'd be lying if I said I didn't shed a tear, but actually it gave me hope that the premise might be true, I mean, how do we know whether or not dogs reincarnate and remember all their lives? They sure can't tell us. For me, who had lost a dog I loved, it actually healed me and gave me hope that I will reunite with my dog again, in some way.

    I can so heartily recommend this book, and have done so everyhwere.


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