A dog’s purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

A tale from a four pawed point of view.

A 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 disorderly 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 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.

A classic, beautiful, uplifting, funny, and exquisitely tear jerking. A must read for every dog lover and well seekers of the meaning of life.

A dog's purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

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The Last Weekend by Blake Morrison

The last weekend is set over a long weekend in East Anglia, Morrison’s new novel is the chilling story of a rivalrous friendship – as told with illusory casualness by the narrator, Ian.

A surprise phone call from an old university buddy inviting Ian and his wife, Em, for a few days by the sea. Their hosts, Ollie and Daisy, are a sweet couple, and the scene is set for relaxation in the sun.

Dangerous tensions Erupt. Lucid prose, flashes of wit and moments of disturbing uncertainty.

Blake Morrison perfectly conveys the stifling atmosphere of a remote cottage in the hottest days of summer. Revelations from Ian’s past slowly erupt and his rivalry with Ollie intensifies as they resurrect a seemingly forgotten bet made twenty years before.

Each day becomes a series of challenges for higher and higher stakes that will have irreversible consequences. “The Last Weekend” is a cunningly plotted page-turner, where little can be taken for granted and nothing is quite as it seems.

Expect nothing less than a dark, haunting tale of friendship, sexual passion and jealousy.

The Last Weekend by Blake Morrison

Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

A truly poetic and timeless beauty.

Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his affluent family for a silent contemplative life and soon get restless and leaves the asthetic life for one of the flesh. He conceives a son and soon gets bored and disgusted by lust and greed, moves away from society again. At rock bottom, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a sole sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life – the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.

Siddhartha’s skepticism of dogma and doctrine (Buddha), of the world of business (Govinda) drives him to find his own way, only after he has experienced both the spiritual and the material world. Followed by the indifference of his offspring that he returns to the river and the boatman to find way and true peace – of the self and the Atman are united.

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse