Books by Peter Heller

THE DOG STARS by Peter Heller
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Although Heller creates with chilling efficiency the bleakness of a world largely bereft of life as we know it, he holds out some hope that human relationships can be redemptive."
A post-apocalyptic novel in which Hig, who only goes by this mononym, finds not only survival, but also the possibility of love. Read full book review >
KOOK by Peter Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 13, 2010

"A glib, charming take on a popular watersport."
A midlife crisis spurs an adventure writer to pursue surfing. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"A convincing, passionate account that both educates and infuriates."
The author's account of his December 2005 voyage with a radical captain and crew who risk their lives to halt the Japanese whale hunt off Antarctica. Read full book review >
HELL OR HIGH WATER by Peter Heller
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Oct. 13, 2004

"Considering the irascibility of the team leader and his distance from the action, Heller works a difficult story gamely, getting enough color into the narrative to keep readers involved, if not exhilarated. "
A hearty report on the running of Tibet's Tsangpo River, modestly diminished by the author's observer status. Read full book review >
SET FREE IN CHINA by Peter Heller
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 15, 1992

"Simple yet often powerful, capturing both the loneliness and the romance of the nomadic life."
 A young journalist-adventurer takes to the road in the time- honored Kerouac tradition. Read full book review >