BookBar Book Club with Peter Heller

A monthly book club meeting open to all! Read every book selection or just a few. We meet every 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Dicussions are faciliated by BookBar staff or authors. Sign up for this club to get updates and join online discussions: http://readtribe.com/bookclub/bookbar-bookclub

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Peter Heller is the national best-selling author of Celine, The Painter, and The Dog Stars. The Painter was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and wone the prestigious Reading the West Book Award. 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 and MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in poetry and fiction and lives in Denver, Colorado.


About The River:  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 Maskwa 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. When they hear a man and woman arguing on the fog-shrouded riverbank and decide to warn them about the fire, their search for the pair turns up nothing and no one. But: 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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
The River: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521877
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - March 5th, 2019