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Peter Heller is the best-selling author of The Dog Stars. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in both fiction and poetry. An award-winning adventure writer and a longtime contributor to NPR, Heller is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure, and a regular contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Kook, The Whale Warriors, and Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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The Dog Stars

Written by Peter Heller


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.95

A San Francisco Chronicle and Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year

Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting... Read more >

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The Dog Stars

Written by Peter Heller


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $24.95

A riveting, powerful novel about a pilot living in a world filled with loss—and what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace.

Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of... Read more >

The Dog Stars

Written by Peter Heller


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Hell or High Water
Surviving Tibet's Tsango River
Written by Peter Heller


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $9.99

From the bestselling author of The Dog Stars, the true story of an elite kayaking team's heroic conquest of the world’s last great adventure prize: Tibet's Tsangpo River.

The Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet has lured explorers and adventurers since its discovery. Sacred to the Buddhists, the inspiration for Shangri La, the... Read more >

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The Painter
A novel
Written by Peter Heller


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95

Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past.

Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage... Read more >

The Painter
A novel
Written by Peter Heller


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $12.99

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