A DOG’S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron, Macmillan.
If you’re devoted to our four-legged furry friends, the chances are you’ll find this novel written from a dog’s perspective irresistible. What makes humorist W. Bruce Cameron’s book particularly unique is it follows one loyal dog whose soul is reincarnated several times as different breeds and genders, with different owners. Each new life, from rescued stray puppy to a boy’s loyal best friend, to a brave search and rescue German shepherd, to a starved and neglected yard dog, is heartwarming without being too sentimental. This wise and sometimes tear-inducing canine chronicle, which has been made into an upcoming movie by Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom, also gives a good answer to that eternal question: “what is our purpose in life?”