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What people say about The Endless Path

Absolutely beautiful story of these 2 soulmates

Absolutely beautiful story of these 2 soulmates. Well written, thoughtful, insightful, page turning, hugely emotional from extreme joy to gut wrenching tears. You don't want to turn the last page as you realize how greatly you will miss Gunny and his stories. What a story that makes your heart smile! Thank you Laurie and Gunny for sharing your story with us.

— Amazon Customer

Dive into this love story between Laurie and Gunny

I have given this book as a gift to many "dog people," including friends who really don't read much. The reaction every time is eerily similar: a phone call or immediate text stating, "This is exactly how I feel/felt about (name of dog)!" Once one begins, it is almost impossible to do anything else but read to its conclusion. It is a consuming and very moving tale that affirms how so many of us feel about our dogs. It can be read on many levels, from the strictly literal to the highly metaphorical. Dive into this love story between Laurie and Gunny!

— Sara

A heartfelt tale

Very heartfelt tale (maybe it is "tail" in this case) of respect and love for life and relationship. If you love that pet, the one dog that is special, that's not like the others, and find yourself talking to him/her, then this book likely is for you. Maybe, just maybe they are listening to us and we are not trying hard enough to hear what they have to say.

— Mark Frezno

This touching and unpretentious memoir is so much more than a story about a relationship between a pet and his owner

How far does one go to assist and comfort one's soul mate? This lovingly crafted book answer's that question. It made me laugh and it made me cry. It is an utterly compelling read.

— jjReads

This book is one of the most wonderful stories I have ever read

This book is one of the most wonderful stories I have ever read. It grabbed my heart like no other story has. I highly recommend that you buy this book. You will want to read it over and over again. I received it at 6:00 PM and started to read it, I could not put it down. I finished it at 8:30pm and my heart was full of love for Laurie and Gunny.

— Patricia A. Moller

This book helps you enjoy that journey

"The Endless Path: A Memoir" by Laurie Duperier takes the reader to another dimension, the spirit, mind and emotion of her beloved dog. How often have you wondered what your "best friend" is thinking? This book helps you enjoy that journey, the endless path.

— Amazon Customer

Every animal lover should have this book

I bought this book hoping to finally bring relief from losing one of my pups six years ago. Little did I know, it helped me so much with letting go of my dog, Bella, on January 5th. This book should be on any animal lovers shelf.

— Susan Graziosi

Dog lovers must read

[It] is a wonderful account of a wonderful relationship [that] helped me understand how to deal with my own dog and take more advantage of time.

— Martin Z

Animal artistry

I must admit I was skeptical about the premise of this memoir, but Laurie Duperier's intimate expression changed my mind. Her passion and shear, unconditional honesty doesn't allow for skepticism.

— Sharan Z Jayne

This is a great book, charged with true love feelings

This is a great book, charged with true love feelings that shows us the power of love between a dog an her owner, with no barriers, not even death. I sure recommend it!

— María

A beautiful story...

It's been a long time since I read a book that touched me the way this one did. It opened up a whole new, beautiful world to me and completely changed the way I interact with my animal friends.

— Beth

She enjoyed that a lot I think

This was a lovely book. My cat is in renal failure and has IBD and she recently had to be taken to the ER for a severe infection. It was touch and go for a few weeks after she came home. A friend mentioned this book to me and I bought it and read it aloud to her. She enjoyed that a lot I think, but the book gave me great comfort and helped me find strength during a very difficult time. So many people do not understand the bond that can exist between a person and a pet, and how difficult it can be to make the life and death decisions for them.

— Marquesse

A beautiful, soulful memoir

Laurie's sentimental memoir, The Endless Path, was a beautifully written story. The novel was both charming and magnificent. I enjoyed every single chapter, and I have gained a greater understanding, appreciation, and love for animals, especially dogs. Gunny's story is both triumphant and emotionally captivating. The memoir presents itself in such a wonderfully conversational tone, that when you begin the first page of the story, it is as if Laurie is sitting right in front of you telling it. I thoroughly enjoyed the memoir, and I highly recommend it to anybody who loves animals. I am convinced that this memoir would even convince the most cruel person to have some compassion toward animals after they finish reading it. It is so beautiful and uplifting to read about someone who truly has a deep care and genuine desire to help animals as much as Laurie does.

— Catie

Extraordinary!

Once you have lived with a dog, you realize that they have emotions; they experience love, joy and sadness. Laurie’s connection with her dog, Gunny, was extraordinary. She takes us on the journey they shared from his puppyhood to his passing – and beyond. Though this book may challenge your beliefs, in whole or in part, it is an amazing story of love and devotion.

Oh, and did I mention the book is co-written by Gunny? His thoughts on the human and animal condition are full of insight and wisdom. This is a great book for dog lovers, but I have to say it’s a great read for anyone. If you happen to have loved a cat, horse, or any other animal who you felt was more than just a pet, this story should really touch you.

Happily, the book is also very well written!

— Maureen
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