The Dog Went Over the Mountain with Peter ZheutlinWednesday November 6, 2019
7:30 PM until 8:45 PM
Peter Zheutlin, 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 sixty-five, Peter Zheutlin and his beloved Albie, a 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. They come away with a newfound 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, this 9,000-mile odyssey allows Zheutlin to experience all that America is and means today, and having Albie by his side opens up people and pockets of this country (and a few new smells). Similar in approach and tone to Bill Bryson’s bestselling travel classics, but 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.
Past praise for Peter Zheutlin:
- “Peter Zheutlin has written a lovely, moving, important book about a subject that is both heartbreaking and joyful. [Dogs] are one way God tests our compassion.” —Dean Koontz
- “Heartwarming doesn’t suffice to describe it: this tale of stray, unwanted, and abandoned dogs, and the people who devote their lives to saving them, restores faith in humanity.” —Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog
- “Peter Zheutlin takes us on a dog lover’s ultimate road trip. A canine caravan with heart and soul.” —Teresa Rhyne, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Dog Lived, And So Will I
About Peter Zheutlin:
Peter Zheutlin is the New York Times best selling author of Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway
and a freelance journalist and author whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe
and The Christian Science Monitor
. Mr. Zheutlin has also written for The Los Angeles Times, Parade Magazine, AARP Magazine
other publications in the U.S. and abroad.
He is the author of Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride and Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things. He is also the co-author, with Thomas B. Graboys, M.D., of Life in the Balance: A Physician’s Memoir of Life, Love and Loss with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia, with Robert P. Smith, of Riches Among the Ruins: Adventures in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy, and, with Judith Gelman, of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars and Restaurants of Mad Men and The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York: Inside the Cafes, Clubs, and Neighborhoods of HBO's Girls.
Prior to starting his writing career, Mr. Zheutlin practiced law and taught legal skills at the University of Virginia and Northwestern University law schools. Mr. Zheutlin is a graduate of Amherst College and Boston College Law School and resides in Massachusetts with his wife, author Judith Gelman.
Location: Raytheon Room
to go to the Wayland Public Library