A Dog's Way Home
From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel A Dog's Purpose, which is now a major motion picture!
Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesn’t allow dogs, Lucas can’t resist taking Bella home.
Bella is i...more
But this book is not an issue book, it's a glorious work of true art and literature that will have you laughing and cheering all along the way. The book is wonderful because it is an epic tale of a two year journey of love through the Colorado wilderness, as Bella makes her way hundreds of miles back to her soul mate, Lucas. Also, it's a true love poem to cats, if like me you are also a cat lover.
It's a completely different series than A Dog's Purpose, and I especially loved that it is a female dog, and that maternal feelings and instincts were such a huge part of the story. (less)
Of all the challenges I've set for myself as an author, writing from a dog's point of view is probably the most difficult. I am often criticized for using simple, plain descriptions, as if a dog would write something like "To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." (That's from William Shakespeare. He's more famous than I am.)
So okay, A Dog' ...more
Bella is a good dog. After being rescued from a den, she grows inexplicably attached to Lucas. Having a dog isn't easy, and after teaching her to hide and not to bark, she nevertheless gets noticed in the apartments she's not allowed to live in. Barely escaping Animal Control and nearly put down because of her forbidden pit bull status in Denver, and after some other incidents too, Bella becomes lost. Finding herse ...more
Good dog, Bella!
I was asked by the publisher, to review this book, because of my non-profit's mission in Arizona to help people in crisis through their pets. As it turns out, Veterans is a large part of the population we serve, as well as homeless and other hard to reach/help populations. We also work to educate and advocate people in Arizona as to how much difference they make when they use their voices with our gov ...more
February has been and continues to be very hectic for me. What I needed was a comfort read, and this one did not disappoint. In fact, it was a delightful read. If I have the time, you can actually finish the book in one sitting.
Let me introduce you to our protagonist, Bella. Good old Bella has a big heart – she always tries to bri ...more
A DOG BOOK FOR CAT LOVERS -
Thank GOODNESS someone is bringing up the subject of the horrible prejudice against pitbull type breeds and the sad state of feral animal problems. Yes, there is this Breed Discrimination Legislation(BDL)/ Breed Specific Legislation(BSL) back story that is very important but there is also BELLA's story, told from HER point o ...more
The book is written in the very simplistic voice of Bella, our dog on the cover of t ...more
When a developer with plans for building a new, higher-end building in its place begins to start capturing the kittens, Lucas also realizes t ...more
An animal control officer identifies Bella as a pitbull and goes on a personal crusade to c ...more
W. Bruce Cameron has done it again! I read this book in one sitting, and laughed and cried. It's told through the eyes of Bella, a pitbull mix that is separated from her owner because of BSL and an overzealous animal control officer. This is her story of the trials and tribulations she endures as she tries to make her way back home to her home, and her human. W. B ...more
I laughed, I sobbed, I fell in love with Bella.
This books, to me, ...more
This book is another wonderful adventure that exposes the reader t ...more
Bella started life as a stray, raised by a stray cat under a house ...more
If you’ve read author W. Bruce Cameron’s previous dog-centric books (A Dog’s Journey, A Dog’s Purpose), you know that he is a master at both tugging on our heartstrings and telling a wonderful story from the perspective of a dog.
In his newest novel, A Dog’s Way Home once again finds that sweet spot of humor, emotion and drama as Bella’s story unfolds and captures the love, devotion and personality of this sweet dog. You’ve heard stories of dogs traveling hundreds of miles to find their beloved o ...more
I added the extra star for Bella and the last 125 pages, giv ...more
The story is sweet and pulls at one's heartstrings but I think you need to be a dog lover to really enjoy this book. Just like the author's other books (loved A Dog's Purpose), the story is told from a dog's perspective. Which makes the writing style childlike. Short, simple sentences. Another issue I had with this book were the humans in the story. I did not like any of the characters in it and I especially found Lucas annoying.
I found the book entertaining but ...more
The story begins when Bella is a puppy living with her mother and littermates, as well as a feral cat colony, under an abandoned house soon to be demolished so the land can be ...more
I was introduced to your books while facing saying goodbye to my companion dog of 14 years. I was given your A Dog's Purpose and it helped me get through the rough final days. I've since read A Dog's Journey, The Dogs of Christmas, and Emory's Gift. Plus I have The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man , and The Dog Master sitting here t ...more
Bella loves Lucas, her human, above all. Even ...more
What’s not to love about an animal who will sit in your living room all day long, waiting for you to get home, and even if you need to work late and then stop for a stress-relieving beverage on your way home, when you unlock that front door, is absolutely overjoyed to see you? How could yo ...more