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Join bestselling author Tom Ryan and his dog, Samwise, at the Sandwich Public Library on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 pm as he talks about his newest book, Will's Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again. Books will be available for sale at the event and Tom will sign his books after the talk.
This free event is sponsored by Titcomb's Bookshop and the Sandwich Public Library. Reservations are required, and can be made by clicking here.
This is an after hours program at the library - the doors will open at 6:15. Please use the ramp entrance at the rear and take the elevator down to the Program Room.
Please note: This program is expected to reach capacity. Anyone not seated by 7pm will forfeit their reserved seat.
About the book: Will's Red Coat is a true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus.
Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought him home to live with him and Atticus. The only owners Will ever knew had grown too fragile to take care of themselves, or of him. Ultimately, Will was left at a kill shelter in New Jersey.
Tom hoped to give Will a place to die with dignity, amid the rustic beauty of the White Mountains of his New Hampshire home. But when Will bites him numerous times and acts out in violent displays, Tom realizes he is in for a challenge.
With endless patience and the kind of continued empathy Tom has nurtured in his relationship with Atticus, Will eventually begins to thrive. Soon, the angry, hurt, depressed, and near-death oldster has transformed into a happy, gamboling companion with a puppy-like zest for discovery. Will perseveres for two and a half years, inspiring hundreds of thousands of Tom and Atticus's fans with his courage, resilience, and unforgettable heart.
A story of a dog and an indelible bond that is beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, and unforgettable, Will's Red Coathonors the promise held in all of us, at any stage of life.
Will's Red Coat includes eight pages of color photographs.
About the author: Tom Ryan served as publisher and editor of the Newburyport, Massachusetts, newspaper The Undertoad for more than a decade. In 2007 he sold the newspaper and 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.