Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Giveaway - Following Atticus - Tom Ryan

It's not releasing until mid September, but here's your chance to enter to win a copy of Tom Ryan's new book Following Atticus, courtesy of William Morrow Books an imprint of Harper Collins.

From the publisher:

"Following Atticus is the remarkable true story of a man and a dog embarking on the challenge of a lifetime. This is author Tom Ryan’s inspiring tale of how he and his miniature schnauzer companion, the “Little Buddha” Atticus M. Finch, attempted to scale all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four thousand foot White Mountains twice in the dead of winter. It is a story of love, loss, and the resilience of the human and animal spirit that’s as thrilling as Into Thin Air and featuring the most endearing and unforgettable canine protagonist since Marley and Me.

"In the mountains Atticus became more of what he’d always been, and I became less—less frantic, less stressed, less worried, and less harried. I felt comfortable letting him lead, and he seemed to know what I needed. He always chose the best route, if ever there was a question, and my only job was to follow.”

Middle-aged, overweight, and acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan and miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch are an unlikely pair of mountaineers, but after a close friend dies of cancer, the two pay tribute to her by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. In a rare test of endurance, Tom and Atticus set out on an adventure of a lifetime that takes them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. Little did they know that their most difficult test would lie ahead, after they returned home. . . .

At the heart of this remarkable journey is an extraordinary relationship that blurs the line between man and dog, an indelible bond that began when Tom, the advice of Atticus’s breeder, carried the pup wherever he went for the first month of their life together.Following Atticus is ultimately a story of transformation: how a five-pound puppy pierced the heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman, opening his eyes to the world’s beauty and its possibilities. It was a change that led to a new life among the mountains; an unforgettable saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family; and an inspiring tale of finding love and discovering your true self. "

You can find Tom at his blog and on Facebook. Open to US only, simply comment to be entered. Ends Sunday Sept 18th.


18 comments:

traveler said...

What a wonderful book which would be unforgettable. Many thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

This emotionally beautiful story is a special and lovely giveaway which I would love to read. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Maureen said...

It looks like an inspiring story.
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Liz V. said...

Would enjoy having. Thanks.

lag123 said...

Awesome. Thanks for the giveaway b

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

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JHS. said...

I love stories that involve dogs! Count me in!

JHS
Colloquium!

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Dolly said...

I'd love to have this book for my mom, she's a huge dog fan, and frankly could use some inspiration now. thank you for the review, and the giveaway.

Patti V said...

This looks so good!

rubynreba said...

I enjoy books about animals and this would certainly be one I'd enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win it.
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Graciegreen said...

New Lab puppy...just ate the book I am reading...need a new book!
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Teressa Oliver said...

Makes me miss my beagle. Might need the klenex for this one
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Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting!

Count me in.

-Britt T.

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Nancye said...

This sounds like an amazing book! I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!

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Misusedinnocence said...

This sounds great! I would love to be entered!

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Margie said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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kswederski said...

Sounds like a great book!

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Susan Audrey said...

I'm a sucker for any book with a dog as a main character. Would love to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win.

susanaudrey33 at gmail dot com