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The River by Peter Heller
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Mar 03, 2020 | ISBN 9780525563532

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Praise

“Vivid and engaging. . . . A suspenseful tale told with glorious drama and lyrical flair.”
The New York Times Book Review

“A fiery tour de force. . . . Terrifying and unutterably beautiful.”
The Denver Post

“[A] poetic and unnerving wilderness thriller. . . . Full of rushing life and profound consequences.”
USA Today

“Packed with action. . . . Engaging. . .satisfying.”
Outside Magazine

“[A] modern-day survival tale. . . . Takes on the urgency of a thriller.”
The New York Times

 “[Heller] has created indelible characters. . . . The River is a beauty-of-nature/cruelty-of-humanity hybrid, but this time he leans into the thriller aspect of the tale, with gripping results.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The prose is glorious, Heller’s evocation of the natural surroundings stunning, the tension razor-sharp.”
The Observer (London)

“Stunning, beautiful, life-affirming, and heartbreaking. . . . Heller writes with deep respect and empathy for not only nature and its inhabitants but also of human frailty, friendship, loyalty, and love. [An] exquisite book.”
Criminal Element

“[A] superbly crafted adventure-action-mystery story. . . . Reminiscent of James Dickey’s classic Deliverance.”
New York Journal of Books

“As much an allegory about man’s impact on the Earth as it is an adventure story. . . . Heller’s melodious renderings are drawn from a lifetime of not just witnessing nature, but of actively paying attention to how it is woven together.”
5280 Magazine

“Using an artist’s eye to describe Jack and Wynn’s wilderness world, Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Heller has transformed his own outdoor experiences into a heart-pounding adventure that’s hard to put down.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Peter Heller has struck gold again with The River. . . . Masterly paced and artfully told, The River is a page-turner.”
BookPage (starred review)

“Fresh and affecting. . . . [Heller’s] pacing is masterful. . . . An exhilarating tale delivered with the pace of a thriller and the wisdom of a grizzled nature guide.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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