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Peter Heller

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
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2013
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-95047-5 (0-307-95047-6)

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...

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The Painter
Written by Peter Heller
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 3, 2015
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7015-4 (0-8041-7015-0)

An Oprah.com "Must-Read" Book

After having shot a man in a Santa Fe bar, the famous artist Jim Stegner served his time and has since struggled to manage the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him.  Now he lives a quiet life. . . until the day that he comes across a hunting guide beating...

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The Painter
Written by Peter Heller
Knopf | Hardcover | May 2014
$24.95/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-35209-3 (0-385-35209-3)

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...

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