Blue Bicycle Books’ Author Luncheon Series kicks off the new year, Friday, Feb. 19, 12 pm, at Halls Chophouse, 434 King St., as New York Times best-selling author Peter Zheutlin talks about Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Lost Hope Highway (Sourcebooks, pb., $15).
About the book: Rescue Road is story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect. For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever.
Author Peter Zheutlin travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs to loving families. From Houston’s impoverished Fifth Ward, where thousands of strays roam the streets, and high-kill animal shelters in Louisiana, to joyous scenes of adopters embracing their new pets, Rescue Road is an inspiring story about the unique bond between dogs and humans.
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 contributed to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, AARP Magazine, Parade, and numerous other publications in the U.S. and abroad. He lives in Needham, Mass., with his wife, author Judith Gelman, and their rescue dogs, Albie and Salina.
To purchase tickets: Tickets can be purchased online here, or through the 24/7 ticket hotline number, 800.838.3006. For special requests call 843.303.1113. Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with the author.