Though I’m a librarian surrounded by books, it’s sometimes hard to find books I really want to read. But…as a dog lover, hiking enthusiast, and someone interested in New England lore, this book seemed like a natural choice. What I did not expect was just how refreshing a reading experience this would become. Imbued with local color, it’s a gutsy, deftly told survival tale, featuring then-Newburyport newswriter, Tom Ryan, and his scruffy dog, Atticus. Following Atticus was an unexpectedly awesome read – and tremendously inspiring.
If you like to hike, here are some exceptional books for you.