Deciding to pay tribute to a friend who died of cancer, they set out to climb all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot peaks, twice, in the 90 days of winter. What awaits them is the challenge of a lifetime, set in an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. Their remarkable story blurs the line between two species and follows the two friends for hundreds of miles in a rare test of endurance. However, their greatest challenge awaits them within a month of returning home, when Atticus loses his sight and blood tests point toward something worse.
“Following Atticus” is the heartfelt tale of a man and a dog dedicating themselves to a great quest. It’s about a little dog capturing the hearts of thousands, and a community coming together to support him during his darkest days. It’s an inspiring story of adventure, friendship, family, and love. Ultimately it is the story of a man who is led back to himself.
A groundswell of love and devotion has surfaced for Ryan, Atticus, and their story of resilience. The hardcover edition of “Following Atticus” was an Indy Bestseller, staying on the New England Bestseller List for six months, and peaking at #7. Ryan continues to hold strong support from readers and booksellers. Now, the paperback edition offers even more opportunity for fans and new readers alike to connect to the adventures of Tom and Atticus, featuring a P.S. section that offers new insights, interviews, and more. The book also includes the original, stunning photo insert filled with incredible images taken by Ryan and others that make the journey come to life. Winter, spring, summer, fall, regardless of the season, the White Mountains are breathtakingly captured. “Following Atticus” is sure to appeal to dreamers, animal lovers, nature lovers, and anyone compelled by a story of true friendship.
Bartleby’s will host Ryan and Atticus on Friday, August 10, at 6 pm. The event is free and open to the public. In order to keep the four-legged star calm, Bartleby’s asks that visitors leave all other canine friends safely at home. Bartleby’s Books is located at 17 West Main Street. For questions or to reserve a copy of the book call (802) 464-5425, email email@example.com, or visit myvermontbookstore.com.