A Dog's Journey

by Al Martinez

If you loved the best-seller Marley and Me and if you still smile when you recall Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, just wait until you start reading Barkley: A Dog’s Journey. Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times columnist Al Martinez pens the ultimate tribute to the ultimate English Springer Spaniel in this laugh-out-loud and wipe-the-tears-away journal of their last car trip together. 

When Barkley was diagnosed with a terminal illness, Martinez and his wife, the beloved Cinelli, decided there was no time like the present to spend 24 hours a day and 3000 miles with their wondrous dog. The threesome face not only Barkley’s impending end, but Martinez and Cinelli come to grips with their own future as they contemplate the roads they traveled. Sure to become a classic, Barkley: A Dog’s Journey is a lesson in life, love and the wisdom of woof, as only Al Martinez can tell it.


  • 160 pages
  • 6x9"
  • softcover: ISBN 1-883318-60-2; $14.95
$14.95 USD