The Adams County Library System is pleased to announce that A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron is the title for this year’s Adams County Reads One Book program. This book, published in 2010, spent a total of 49 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. A Dog’s Purpose is the story of one dog’s search for his life’s purpose over the course of several lives.
Surprised to find himself reborn as a golden-haired puppy after a short life as a stray mutt, Bailey decides that there must be a reason that he was reincarnated, a purpose that he must fulfill and that until he does so, he’ll continue to be reborn. His search for his life’s meaning leads him into the arms of 8-year-old Ethan where Bailey discovers how to be a good dog. But a long life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. He is reborn once again as a puppy and begins to wonder – will he ever find his purpose?
Publisher’s Weekly called A Dog’s Purpose “a tail-wagging three hanky boo-hooer.” Another review source, Booklist, said “This quickly paced, touching novel will charm all animal fans, especially those who loved Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain and Vicki Myron’s Dewey, the best-selling saga of a library cat.”
Spend your July and August reading this book with us. Special programming, including book discussions at every public library, will be held in September. Programs will be announced in August.