Emily and I are dog people. Our kids are dog people. We have two dogs, including a miniature schnauzer, Duke. This book reminds us of the unbreakable bond between human and dog. The story follows a troubled newspaperman who, upon the death of a close friend, decides to hike all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. He is accompanied by his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch. A good read on a cold winter night.