Further reading

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.

White Mountains:

  • 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.

Human-dog relationships:

  • 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.

2 thoughts on “Further reading

  1. onebookonevalley October 25, 2011 / 9:06 pm

    Another title with both father-son relationship and Newburyport theme is Andre Dubus III’s Townie.

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