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 >
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 >
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
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
Released: May 15, 1992

A young journalist-adventurer takes to the road in the time- honored Kerouac tradition. After a limp first chapter in which he pens sticky, self- referential homage to everyone from Merle Haggard to Robert Frost (``About the poetry: I loved the idea of Robert Frost, a farmer- poet whose hands were calloused, who knew things....I didn't feel like I knew jack''), Heller hits his stride recounting a series of wild, often dangerous adventures, usually in the outdoors. Read full book review >