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Will's Red Coat Event

Tuesday February 6

Hub City Writers Project, 186 W Main St, Spartanburg

Join Hub City Bookshop for a reading and signing Tuesday February 6 at 7 p.m. with Tom Ryan, author of the beloved book Will's Red Coat. 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 Atticusís fans with his courage, resilience, and unforgettable heart. A story of a dog and an indelible bond that is beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, and unforgettable, Willís Red Coat honors the promise held in all of us, at any stage of life. Willís Red Coat includes eight pages of color photographs. Tom Ryan is the founder of the Newburyport Massachusetts newspaper The Undertoad and served as its publisher and editor for over a decade. In 2007 he sold the newspaper and moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire with his dog, Atticus M. Finch. Tom currently writes the popular The Adventures of Tom & Atticus column in the NorthCountry News and Mountainside Guide and the blog The Adventures of Tom and Atticus. He and Atticus live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. If you can't make it to the event and you want your own personalized copy contact us 24 hours in advance and we'll take care of it for you! Call us: 864-577-9349 or Email us: [email protected]


Hub City Writers Project, 186 W Main St, Spartanburg