Will's Red Coat, Tom Ryan

Reviewed by: 
Lynn
Will's Red Coat: The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062444981
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 25th, 2017

This is the story of Will.  An elderly dog who ended up in a kill-shelter; angry, scared, partially deaf, and blind.  Happenstance that Tom reads about Will in an on-line post and spontaneously decides to adopt him. 

At first I was afraid to read this book, fearing that the inevitable ending would be way too sad. Fear not, Tom Ryan weaves Will's story with a sense of humor, love, and spiritual musings.  You cheer for Will, praise Atticus, and wonder how Tom coped with this challenge.  Love, respect, kindness…powerful messages spun throughout the book.   The ending isn't nearly as sad as you think it will be.  Tears will be shed, but read and enjoy this true story of an indomitable dog.