Tom Ryan Talk and Signing Will's Red Coat

Tom Ryan, author of Following Atticus) will be talking about and signing copies of his new book Will's Red Coat.

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 Coat honors the promise held in all of us, at any stage of life.

This event is in the McChesney Room of the Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton St.

Will's Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062444981
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Published: William Morrow - April 25th, 2017

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

McChesney Room, SCPL
99 Clinton St
Schenectady, NY 12305

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