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A Dog's Way Home:  A Novel
Author: Cameron, W. Bruce
Publisher: Forge Parent Publisher: Tor Books
Age: Adult  LC: PS3603.A 
ISBN-10: 076537465X  ISBN-13: 9780765374653  Brodart No: 117627674 
Language: English 
Demand: Hot  Print Run: 150000 
Pub Date: 05/09/2017
Availability: Available
List: $24.99
Physical Description: 332 pages ; 22 cm LCCN: 2017288796 
LC Series:
Brodart Sources: Brodart's Insight Catalog: Adult
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TIPS Subjects: Domestic Fiction SEARS Subjects: Domestic fiction
Families, Fiction
Family life, Fiction
LC Subjects: Colorado
Colorado, Fiction
Dogs, Fiction
Domestic fiction
Human-animal relationships
Human-animal relationships, Fiction
Pit bull terriers
Pit bull terriers, Fiction
Psychiatric service dogs
Psychiatric service dogs, Fiction
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Brodart's TOP Adult Titles | 02/01/2017
Publisher Annotation: A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible devotion, A Dog’s Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and our pets. This fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart is in the same tradition as the beloved bestseller, A Dog’s Purpose. 336pp., 150K
 Journal Reviews
Booklist | 04/15/2017
Soft-hearted medical student Lucas Ray has been keeping an eye on and setting out food for a colony of feral cats in a soon-to-be-demolished building across from the subsidized apartment he shares with his war-veteran mother. Along with the abandoned cats and kittens, however, is a lone puppy of indeterminate breed. For Lucas and the dog, it is love at first sight. Bella, as she comes to be called, also comes to be identified as a pit bull, a breed that has run afoul of Denver's strict animal-control laws. One infraction too many sends Bella into foster care hundreds of miles away from her beloved Lucas and sanctuary home. Though Bella meets kind people during her separation, she has but one goal: to return to Lucas. Braving a 400-mile journey across cougar- and coyote-infested wilderness and facing myriad urban dangers, Bella persists in her desire to be reunited with her human and home. Ever popular with dog lovers, Cameron (The Dog Master, 2015) presents another winning tale of an extraordinary human-canine companionship full of tug-at-the-heartstrings adventure. Haggas, Carol. 336p. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2017.
Kirkus Reviews | 04/01/2017
In Cameron's (Puppy Tales: A Dog's Purpose Collection, 2016, etc.) sentimental tale, a stray puppy finds a loving home, loses it after running afoul of anti-pit-bull regulations, and then, after being sent into exile, makes a wilderness trek through the Rocky Mountains home to Denver.Consider this a reimagining of the hit film Homeward Bound minus one dog, one cat, and one human narrator. Perhaps a mix of a shepherd, mastiff, and Staffordshire but with the appearance of a pit bull, Bella narrates her tale of living under a condemned house, moving into Lucas' loving home, and then escaping from a temporary shelter into Colorado's wilderness. Having postponed medical school, Lucas works at a Veterans Administration facility. That gives him time to care for his military veteran mother who's suffering from PTSD. Bella brings love to the pair, but a malevolent animal control officer classifies her as a pit bull and becomes intent on euthanizing her. Reluctantly, Lucas places Bella in a foster home in Durango. Bella escapes and heads for home, sometimes traveling with Big Kitten, an orphaned cougar cub. Then Bella is picked up by a married couple. Another escape, only to be taken in by a street-dwelling, war-traumatized veteran. Then Bella's on the road again. The narrative makes allusions to VA failures, decries poaching of endangered species, recognizes the tragedy of homelessness, and casts an empathetic eye on gay marriage, all at a brisk pace and while maintaining G-rated blood-and-guts hunting scenes. The settings are mostly defined by weather, especially vivid as the homeless man and Bella shiver through a Gunnison, Colorado, winter. The anthropomorphization of Bella may please some readers; others not so much. More Disney than drama. 336pg. KIRKUS MEDIA LLC, c2017.
Library Journal Prepub Alert | 11/28/2016
New York Times best-selling author Cameron has written books like A Dog's Purpose (look for the film) and A Dog's Journey, so it's no surprise that his new work stars an adorable pit bull puppy named Bella, who cozies up to Lucas Ray as he's traipsing through an abandoned building. Though Lucas successfully sneaks Bella into the VA hospital where he works, she's eventually picked up by Animal Control and must be fostered out, as pit bulls are banned in Lucas's hometown, Denver. That doesn't stop her from launching a 400-mile wilderness trek home. Okay, I'm getting teary-eyed just writing this. Barbara Hoffert. 336p. LJ Prepub Alert Online Review. LIBRARY JOURNAL, c2016.