What part or parts of Following Atticus drew you in? Here are some suggestions for further reading. Add your suggested titles by leaving a comment below.
- Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country, edited by John R. Harris, Kay Morgan & Mike Dickerman, Bondcliff, 2011.
- The White Mountain Reader, edited by Mike Dickerman, Bondcliff, 2000
- Every area library and bookstore has a good selection of hiking guides to the White Mountains–The 4000 Footers of the White Mountains (the guide Tom Ryan mentions in Following Atticus), a number of Appalachian Mountain Club guides, the tried-and-true guides by Daniel Doan–ask your librarian for a suggestion.
- Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional Life of Dogs, by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Three Rivers, 1997
- Hidden Life of Dogs, by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Houghton Mifflin, 1993
- Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs, by Caroline Knapp, Dial, 1998.
And, as Roy Prescott reminded us on WMWV radio this morning, if you haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it’s the best way to know why Atticus is such a cool name.
Interesting link to a blog about raising a rescue dog with fear aggression
Another title with both father-son relationship and Newburyport theme is Andre Dubus III’s Townie.