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Following Atticus
Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship | Tom Ryan
After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshires four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog. Following Atticus is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the worlds beauty and its possibilities.
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ValerieAndBooks Aww 💖!! 2mo
JoScho Look at that sweet baby!!! 2mo
DrawingSustenance 🧡💛💚💙💜 2mo
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swilson95
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This book was about a middle aged over weight man and his adventure with a very small dog as they discover the white mountains in New Hampshire. It‘s a fun read, especially if you know the white mountains!

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Samplergal
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Following Atticus: something with animals
Food : A Love Story : Something I wasn‘t looking for

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Soubhiville Wow! Almost done! 8mo
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Samplergal
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I‘m always a sucker for dog stories. This one is really an inspirational story of love and what animals can be for people. Highly recommend this one. No tears were shed at the end either. ❤️❤️❤️#nonfiction2019

Freespirit Have you read Dog Boy..it's a lovely book also The Art of Racing in the Rain. Recommend both! (edited) 8mo
Samplergal I haven‘t read Dog Boy. It sounds great! 8mo
JoScho Now that I know it won‘t break my heart I will stack it! 8mo
Samplergal @JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
ShelleyBooksie Stacked. I love dog books! 8mo
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Samplergal
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This is our camping audiobook this week. As a dog lover, this is an inspiring story. And with all stories about animals, it will likely wreck us. #nonfiction2019

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Mehso-so

I listened to the audio (read by the author). He does have an accent, which took my mind off what I was listening to occasionally to spell the word in my head (i.e. park = pawk), though mostly it wasn‘t a big deal. Anyway, I liked Atticus and they sure had a wonderful connection. The story just didn‘t “wow” me, but it was enjoyable.

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MsLeah8417
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Absolutely loved this book! If you are a dog lover or a lover of the outdoors this book is for you.

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All dogs are special but Atticus was truly extraordinary. I especially love this quote about not being able to give what you don't have and how true that really is. And I'm finished with a book club selection weeks before we meet - that doesn't happen often!

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Catelyn
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Well my heart is sufficiently warm after reading this sweet book. ❤️ Little Atticus is a miniature schnauzer who is a badass mountain climber and man about town. He completely changes his owner's life by being his loyal partner on the mountains and in life. 🏔 It's not overly sweet as some dog books tend to be, and focuses on the primal and authentic connection that can exist between a person and their dog.

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Hugoreads
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Best friendship book..Tom Ryan and his canine companion Atticus. Sadly, Atticus is no loner living but he will live forever in this beautiful story. @TheSpinecrackersBookClub #augustphotochallenge

TheSpinecrackersBookClub Oooh! I don't know this one. 3y
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