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The River

Peter Heller

Warwick’s presents
Peter Heller

The River

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 7:30pm

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
The River

Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

On Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Peter Heller as he discusses and signs the new paperback edition of his book, The River. Peter Heller is the national bestselling author of Celine, The Painter, and The Dog Stars. The Painter was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the prestigious Reading the West Book Award, shared in the past by Western writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Terry Tempest Williams, and The Dog Stars, which was published to critical acclaim and lauded as a breakout bestseller, has been published in twenty-two languages to date. Heller is also the author of four nonfiction books, including Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave, which was awarded the National Outdoor Book Award for Literature. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in poetry and fiction and lives in Denver, Colorado. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. For online reserved seating orders, please enter your request for a reserved seat in the comments field. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

From the bestselling author of The Dog Stars, this is the story of two college students on a wilderness canoe trip - a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence.

Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing. When they decide to canoe the Muskwa River in northern Canada, they anticipate long days of leisurely paddling and picking blueberries, and nights of stargazing and reading paperback Westerns. But a wildfire making its way across the forest adds unexpected urgency to the journey.

One night, with the fire encroaching, they hear a man and woman arguing on the fog-shrouded riverbank; the next day, a man appears on the river, paddling alone. Is this the man they heard? And, if he is, where is the woman? From this charged beginning, master storyteller Peter Heller unspools a headlong, heart-pounding story of desperate wilderness survival.

The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563532
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020