Friday, March 16, 2012

following atticus

FOLLOWING ATTICUS by:  Tom Ryan and now available at the Genoa Branch Library.
This new nonfiction book tells about the adventures of Tom Ryan and his 20 pound dog, Atticus, as they hike the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  During one winter the man and his dog attempted to climb 96 mountain peaks in 90 days.  This isn't just a book of courage and perseverence but also a book about love and respect.  The communication between these two is remarkable.  Tom Ryan's descriptions are so vivid you feel like you are hiking and seeing the beautiful scenery he and Atticus encounter.  This is great book for dog lovers, hikers or anyone who thinks they can't pursue a dream because they are "too old."
Reviewed by Mimi Fintel - Genoa Branch Library

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