My mom just got done reading Following Atticus by Tom Ryan. This is an older book but is definitely worth the read. It is categorized as a memoir, but it is full of adventures big and small. It is warm, transparent, real, funny, and offers the reader wonderful reminders of the importance of relationships: human to human, human to dog, and all creatures to nature.
Because my mom and I love adventures and have hiked all over the place, we enjoyed the section on Tom and Atticus’s mountain quest. The book has pictures and map so you can almost feel like you experienced it yourself.
You don’t have to be a hiker to appreciate the message of the book, which boils down to forgiveness, love, and courage to begin again. I wish I could meet Atticus. He sounds like one super-cool dog. I think we’d be friends. Tom is a good egg, and I thank him for sharing his story with us.
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