The Dog Went Over the Mountain: Travels With Albie: An American Journey

The Dog Went Over the Mountain: Travels With Albie: An American Journey

by Peter Zheutlin


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The New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Road embarks on a cross-country journey to take the measure of America with a loyal friend.

On the cusp of turning 65, a man and his beloved rescue dog of similar vintage take a poignant, often bemusing, and keenly observed journey across America and discover a big-hearted, welcoming country filled with memorable characters, a new-found appreciation for the life they temporarily left behind, and a determination to live more fully in the moment as old age looms.

Inspired by John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, Zheutlin, hits the road 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, The Dog Went Over the Mountain will delight dog lovers, baby boomers and anyone who seeks to experience life on the open road with a four-legged companion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643132013
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 1,190,991
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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 Highway and 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.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 From Here 1

1 Outward Bound 3

2 Jersey Boys 11

3 Oh, Shenandoah 23

4 Gone to Carolina 35

5 Tennessee Waltz 51

6 Tupelo Honey 63

Part 2 To There 85

7 Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? 87

8 Every Dog Will Have His Day 111

9 Texas Two-Step 123

10 This Land Is Your Land 133

11 Get Your Kicks on Route 66 159

12 Grand Canyon Sweet 175

13 California Dreamin' 187

Part 3 … and Back Again 217

14 North Up to Oregon 219

15 Running on Empty 239

16 Coming Home 257

Acknowledgments 269

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