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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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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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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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 >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Biting, giggle-provoking satire—though no doubt more shocking on its own turf."
A bestseller in Germany, this sharp-witted first novel features a young, female Berlin film student and her complex entanglements with feminism, radical political theory, and love—an up-to-date comedy of manners with a European twist. Read full book review >

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SOME NERVE by Jane Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"A breezy, if implausible, love story."
Hollywood celebrity journalist loses her job but finds herself when she returns to her hometown and becomes a hospital volunteer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1995

"If the author's cursory, anecdotal reportage were weighed against the demanding standards by which he purports to evaluate commercial concerns, it would be deemed a very bad business."
Another mÇlange of bromidic management pointers from the prolific British author of The Super Chiefs (1992), etc. In presuming to counsel corporate executives on what it will take to survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, Heller covers much the same ground as he did in his previous book. Read full book review >

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PICTURE THIS  by Joseph Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1988

"Just terrible—and even a little boorish."
You could say, being charitable, that Heller has now firmly moved his work in a new direction: postmodernist, syncretic, contrapuntal. Read full book review >