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Imaginative New Novel by William Cannon Embraces Teacherís Journey Through Life

Dog Ear Publishing releases William Cannonís unforgettable novel about a creative but unorthodox individual, his students and his four-legged companion.

East Walpole, MA, April 04, 2017 --( High school English teacher Frank Boxer never imagined how his life might change when he chose Duncan Cannon – a dachshund – from the rescue where he was days away from being put down. The faithful dog, now 16, and Frank have a connection that can’t be broken, and Frank is equally passionate about his teaching career and students. A new book released by Dog Ear Publishing shares their heartwarming story.

Frank, who teaches at Pines Environmental High School, and his closest colleagues find themselves battling the administration and oppressive education system every year. But the annual trip he takes with 22 students makes it all worthwhile: students experiencing wonder at thousands of fireflies in Nebraska, enjoying the world’s largest truck stop in Iowa, taking in circus shows at Las Vegas, hiking to Mooney Falls in the Grand Canyon and learning how to ride horseback and get a living history lesson on a Native American reservation in Pine Ridge, S.D.

“Running to Duncan’s Field” features a cast of unforgettable characters, such as Alex White Plume, a Lakota elder whose gift of friendship gives Frank a sense of connection to history and the universe at large. A sister who valiantly fights cancer. Students who are inspired by Frank’s unusual teaching methods and who, in return, enlighten Frank’s career. Treasured colleagues who challenge the tyrannical administration and question the meaning of high stakes educational testing.

Musings and observations from Duncan provide a unique perspective on the relationship between man and dog in this intriguing novel, which explores the bond between one man and the lives that intersect with his, whether they have two legs or four. Seeking balance in life is an inevitable rite of passage, one that Frank experiences on the road and in the classroom. Life with Duncan – whose tail “was the string to Frank Boxer’s kite of a heart” may be the most meaningful lesson of all.

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Running to Duncan’s Field
William Cannon
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-5187-1 236 pages $14.95 US

Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

Dog Ear Publishing partners with authors to shape content that resonates with readers as diverse as the books we publish. Our mission is to leverage expertise, technology and relationships to form a meaningful and lasting bond between creators, content and culture as a whole. Dog Ear Publishing is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and can be contacted by phone at (317) 228-3656 or through our website,
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