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Book Signing: Meet Jack Russell and Fox World
April 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
“I hope that everyone who cares about the future of planet Earth will fight to save places like Fox World’s forest and its inhabitants.” – Dr. Jane Goodall
Join us for a very special book signing with Jack Russell, the author of the entertaining and insightful Fox World.
Based on true events, Fox World takes the reader under the canopy of an urban forest on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. for a year-long walk with a weary sales executive and his muse, a wild red fox. Aged, ill and injured, both fox and man seek healing in their journey, not only for themselves, but for the ecologically stressed forest that is under siege by those set to exploit it.
They are joined on their five-hundred-mile walkabout by the fox’s forest friends – owl, buck deer, hawk, blue heron, and raccoon, and each animal’s story illustrates why this small forest is so soothing and majestic in its allure. Starting in brutally cold winter, followed by the hottest, wettest summer on record, fox and man face daunting life challenges in their walks, from a heart attack and arrhythmia which end the executive’s career to a coyote attack and serious illnesses faced by the elderly fox.
And through these debilitating and traumatic events, the two unite and bond for survival, and the fox’s wild perspective teaches his human friend unforgettable lessons about healing, coping, serenity, wonderment, mindfulness, and the simplest things (e.g., the sun setting atop the great oaks, an owl serenade under moonbeams, a shared cup of bison bone broth on an icy day).
Drawn in by the fox’s courage and the plight of his forest as tree canopy destruction looms, the man decides to take a stand and help the fox and his animal friends.
Richly graced with gorgeous nature photos and infused with insights that can only be imparted by those who have come to genuinely appreciate life, Fox World is an exhilarating walk in the woods that you’ll never forget.
“As a wildlife rehabilitator who works hands-on with red foxes every day, this book took my breath away. The author truly grasps the essence and magic of these beautiful, spiritual animals and he artfully employs a fox, Mr. Fox, as a co-narrator to describe the hardscrabble challenges of a fox in the wild. Fox World is a bookshelf staple for fox lovers and –for those who have been graced only once with seeing a distant fox walking the wood’s edge, and desire more– Fox World will transport you there.” – Elise Able, Founder, Fox Wood Wildlife Rescue, foxwoodwildliferescue.org
Jack Russell is a first-time author, not counting dozens of hundred-page PowerPoints written in Corporate World. Jack wrote Fox World after suffering sudden cardiac arrest and undergoing several heart procedures to save his life. Afterwards, he sought the calm refuge of a nearby forest in which to walk and relax, and there, he reunited with an aging red fox that he had helped as a pup. Fox World is based on true events and was a real-time composition as Jack wrote the 85,000-word book on his smartphone as he and his co-narrator, Mr. Fox, walked daily. He lives in Lake Frederick, Virginia with his wife, Susan, and their Jack Russell terriers.