Author Peter Heller knows what it’s like to jump into a kayak and wonder if he’ll live to do it again. No surprise, then, that he writes adventure pieces for magazines like OutsideNational Geographic Adventure and Men’s Journal and that his nonfiction sports titles like Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave and Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River. 

He captured listener’s imaginations when he appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air yesterday to talk about The Dog Stars, his first work of fiction, a tale of two men struggling to survive after a pandemic wipes out over half the population, including those dearest to them. For the adventure scenes, Heller draws on many of his own experiences.
Today, the book rose to #23 on Amazon’s sales rankings. Several libraries are showing heavy holds on light ordering.
The Dog Stars
Peter Heller
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Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: RH/Knopf – (2012-08-07)
ISBN / EAN: 9780307959942, 0307959945

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