TheNew York Timesbestselling author ofRescue Roadembarks on a cross-country journey to take the measure of America with a loyal friend.
Onthecusp of turning 65, a man and his beloved rescuedogof similar vintage take a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America and discovera big-hearted, welcoming country filled withmemorable characters, a new-found appreciation forthelifethey temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully inthemoment as old age looms.
Inspired by John Steinbeck’sTravels with Charley, Zheutlin, hitstheroad for a 9,000-mile odyssey with Albie to experience all that American is and means today. Similar in approach and tone to Bill Bryson’s best-selling travel classics, with with an endearing canine sidekick,TheDogWentOvertheMountain will delight doglovers, baby boomers and anyone who seeks to experience life on the open road with a four-legged companion.
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About the Author
Peter Zheutlin is a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. He has also written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, AARP Magazine and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Lost Hope Highwayand Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things.Peter lives in Massachusetts with his wife, author Judy Gelman.