Search Results: "Peter Heller"


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CELINE by Peter Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"An imperfect but largely satisfying detective novel anchored by a charming and unforgettable heroine."
An aging PI on the trail of a decades-old cold case finds more than she bargained for in the wilds of Wyoming. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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HELL OR HIGH WATER by Peter Heller
NON-FICTION
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 >

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SET FREE IN CHINA by Peter Heller
NON-FICTION
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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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A BOOK FOR WOODY by Nicholas Heller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"But by— successfully— making the story so self-referential and the action so abstract Heller puts his book in a genre of storytelling that is a little unconventional and self-conscious, and a lot avante-garde. (Picture book. 4+)"
Woody, a young pig in need of reading material for the trip home from his grandparents', sits down in front of a shelf with six books. Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH TREE by Nicholas Heller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Astute readers may conclude from clues in Heller's expressive, sophisticated illustrations that the adventure was a dream; either way, an entertaining story reflecting a genuinely childlike imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Claiming that there's no tooth fairy, Charlie buries a tooth out in the yard, where it grows into a tree whose ferocious branches invade his room to munch on his belongings. Read full book review >

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UP, UP AND AWAY by Ruth Heller
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Just right to lighten up the lesson, even at the high-school level; Heller's admonitions are not only more fun but often clearer than more earnest explanations. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 9+)"
Continuing her unique series on parts of speech (Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs, 1988), Heller tackles one of the most difficult with her usual panache, coupling a deftly rhymed text with gloriously bold, colorful illustrations (``Some ADVERBS end in WARD, and others...in WISE... Read full book review >

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MERRY-GO-ROUND by Ruth Heller
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Earlier, Heller has applied her unique flamboyant approach to verbs and adjectives; here, nouns are the subject of her deft, witty verse. Read full book review >