Tom Ryan, author of Following Atticus, on tour August 2012

Posted By on July 12, 2012

About Following Atticus

• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (August 7, 2012)

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 Hampshire’s 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 world’s beauty and its possibilities.

About Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan is the founder of the Newburyport, Massachusetts, newspaper the Undertoad and served as its publisher and editor for more than a decade. In 2007 he moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire with miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch. Over the last five years, Tom and Atticus have climbed more than 450 four-thousand-foot peaks. After raising thousands of dollars for Angell Animal Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, the pair was inducted into the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Hall of Fame. Tom currently writes the popular The Adventures of Tom & Atticus column in theNorthcountry News and Mountainside Guide, and the blog The Adventures of Tom & Atticus. Tom and Atticus live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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Tom’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, August 8th: Peppermint PhD

Thursday, August 9th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Tuesday, August 14th: BookNAround

Thursday, August 16th: The Book Garden

Monday, August 20th: Wordsmithonia

Wednesday, August 22nd: Miss Remmers’ Review

Thursday, August 23rd: Book Dilettante

Thursday, August 23rd: A Musing Reviews

Monday, August 27th: 4 The Love of Animals

Tuesday, August 28th: Champion of My Heart

Thursday, August 30th: Something Wagging This Way Comes

Thursday, August 30th: StephTheBookworm

Monday, September 3rd: No Dog About It

Tuesday, September 4th: Book Club Classics

Monday, September 10th: Crazy For Books


One Response to “Tom Ryan, author of Following Atticus, on tour August 2012”

  1. Silvia G. Soos-Kazel says:

    Tried 2 prior times to post comment re review from this blog of the book, Following Atticus. Unfortunately it did not post. I will give it a final try. Just wanted to say that I enjoyed this warmly written, from the heart review. The reviewer thoroughly brought forth the essence of this wonderfully written story by author, Tom Ryan. I look forward to following this blog for future book reviews.

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