Join the Southwest Book Club this month to discuss the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose
by W. Bruce Cameron touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Readers will also get a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the bonds between people and animals.
Anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. The book club meets monthly at the Southwest Branch Library. No registration needed. For more information, please call 407.835.7323 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, August 19
Meeting will be held in the reading/gallery area (look for the pumpkin-colored walls at the back of the library).
If you are unable to attend the meeting or you would like to join our discussion, you can share your thoughts or respond to the discussion questions below. Simply click "Comments" located at the bottom of this post. Join the discussion!
1. A Dog's Purpose is written from an animal's first-person point of view. How do you think this book would have been different if its narrator had been human? As the book unfolded, did you feel drawn into experiencing the world through a dog's senses? Was it an enjoyable, or uncomfortable, process? Did it surprise you, and if so, at what points?
2. One of the most compelling arcs of the novel is the way in which Bailey's understanding of his purpose--from being able to survive in the world outside the Yard, to being able to love and care for the boy, to ultimately being able to save people--evolves over time. Does our sense of purpose in life evolve in this way? Do the purposes themselves evolve--do we have different purposes as children and adolescents than as adults, or elders? Have you seen your own purpose change during your lifetime?
3. Have you ever had a special dog (or pet) who seemed to understand you?
4. Which of the dog's lives resonated most with you? Why?
Discussion questions obtained at: http://www.meetup.com/Walledlakebookclub/messages/boards/thread/34816172