Following Atticus: How a Little Dog Led One Man on a Journey of Rediscovery to the Top of the World

Author(s): Thomas F. Ryan

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Tom Ryan is a middle-aged, overweight, no-nonsense newspaper editor. But when Atticus M. Finch, a Miniature Schnauzer, arrives, he is forced to question everything about his life.

Wanting to raise money in memory of a friend who died of cancer, Tom decides that they will both climb 48 of New Hampshire's mountains during a single winter - twice. What awaits the pair is the adventure of a lifetime. In an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland, they face raging blizzards, frostbite and storms. It is a rare test of endurance that soon becomes a soul-searching journey. And then, within a month of returning home, tragedy strikes. Atticus goes blind, and the blood tests suggest something even worse. Now facing an even greater challenge, Tom and Atticus undertake a journey through darkness and into light.

Following Atticus is a heartwarming story of friendship, selflessness, redemption - and above all, love.


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Tom Ryan was an editor until 2007, when he sold his newspaper and moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where he hikes and writes. In the last five years Ryan has climbed more than 450 4,000-foot peaks.

General Fields

  • : 9780141048970
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.194
  • : November 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 18mm
  • : November 2011
  • : books

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  • : Thomas F. Ryan
  • : Paperback
  • : 1211
  • : English
  • : 636.70887
  • : 288
  • : Illustrations