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Emory's Gift

A Novel

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


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!

After 13-year-old Charlie Hall's mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school.

But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless. In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, thought to be extinct in northern Idaho.

And this very unusual bear will change Charlie's life forever.
Deeply moving, and interwoven with hope and joy, Emory's Gift is not only heartwarming and charming coming of age story, but also a page-turning insightful look at how faith, trust, and unconditional love can heal a broken family and bridge the gaps that divide us.

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Emory’s Gift

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 01, 2011 – When Charlie Hall loses his mother at the age of 13, he feels adrift. His father is distant, and eighth grade isn't treating him well. That is until he has a chance encounter with a grizzly bear, who saves him from the jaws of a hungry cougar. The bear seems to understand Charlie's words and actions, and Charlie soon finds himself befriending the animal. When he writes his name "Charlie" in the dirt, the bear replies by signing his own "Emory." What follows is an unbelievable tale of a bear with a message of universal love, a boy who finally rekindles love in his life, and a town brought together by a miracle. Cameron (A Dog's Purpose) replaces his trademark humor with schmaltz worthy of Kevin Alan Milne and other authors in the genre. The plot device itself the bear, Emory, who is supposedly a reincarnated Civil War soldier is laughably absurd. While Cameron conveys the challenges of adolescence, it's not enough to save this trite fable.

Customer Reviews

Emory's Gift

After reading his first book I couldn't wait to get my hands on his second book, especially after seeing the bear on the cover. My eyes widened several times as I read the book and there were times that I thought he was going to let me down with his story telling but he didn't. I found it to be a wonderful, magical book for those who choose to believe. I believe, and I will read his next book. And I will never forget Emory.

Emory's Gift

The most entertaining book I've read in 20 years.

What A Beautifully Written Novel

This book was simply amazing. I loved the whole plot of it. I feel like this book could easily be turned into a movie and it would be a family film success (like Hoot but better?😉)
The religious aspect was also amazing. Emory the bear did have a message and he delivered it well.
Amazing amazing book. I would recommend to all

Emory's Gift
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family
  • Published: Aug 30, 2011
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 425 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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