Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Finds -- 6/25


This meme is hosted by Should be Reading.

My Friday Find this week is A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. Here are thoughts from Publishers Weekly via the Barnes and Noble website:

A tail-wagging three hanky boo-hooer, this delightful fiction debut by newspaper columnist Cameron (8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter) proposes that a dog's purpose might entail being reborn several times. Told in a touching, doggy first-person, this unabashedly sentimental tale introduces Toby, who's rescued by a woman without a license for her rescue operation, so, sadly, Toby ends up euthanized. He's reborn in a puppy mill and after almost dying while left in a hot car, he's saved again by a woman, and he becomes Bailey, a beloved golden retriever, who finds happiness and many adventures. His next intense incarnation is as Ellie, a female German shepherd, a heroic search and rescue dog. But the true purpose of this dog's life doesn't become totally clear until his reincarnation as Buddy, a black Lab. A book for all age groups who admire canine courage, Cameron also successfully captures the essence of a dog's amazing capacity to love and protect. And happily, unlike Marley, this dog stays around for the long haul.

Publication is right around the corner on July 6th. It sounds like another Marley and Me or The Art of Racing in the Rain, so I am very excited about this novel.

What did you find this week?

10 comments:

bookfanmary said...

It sounds good but this type of book is usually so sad!

Alayne said...

Nice find. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Gramma Ann said...

This sounds like a nice fluffy lazy summer day book to read. I did like Marley and Me.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I haven't read any of those books but I have wanted too and I even have a copy of Marley and Me. I have a dog of my own so these type of things are nice. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing.

Lauren

Aleksandra said...

Great find! I've already seen this today as Friday Find & it sounds really interesting!

Ms Ulat Buku said...

Great find. I see that you're also reading The Host. How are you liking it so far? Anyway, happy reading and have a good weekend!

Josette said...

What a cute cover! Aww, such an endearing story...I might have to check this one out.

Enjoy reading the books by Stieg Larsson too! :)

Josette said...

What a cute cover! Aww, such an endearing story...I might have to check this one out.

Enjoy reading the books by Stieg Larsson too! :)

Cathryn Susan said...

I was an early reader of this book, got an advance copy from a friend of mine who works at a bookstore. Honestly, it's one of the best books I ever read. I went to the website for the book and read reviews and one of them said, "This book is a classic" and I so agree. I think it's better than The Art of Racing in the Rain, but I loved that book too.

It's funny and moving, but because the dog keeps reincarnating it didn't rip me to shreds the Marley and Me did. In fact, I now am wondering, how do we know dogs DON'T reincarnate and remember all their lives? I mean, they can't tell us, can they?

I loved, loved, loved this book and keep telling everyone they've got to get it. I feel like I got in early on something that will be huge.

Yvonne said...

I keep seeing this one around the blogs. It sounds great.