$10.00
Thursday, August 29, 2024 - 6:00pm

Welcome Peter Heller back to our valley, and celebrate the release of his new book, "Burn," a novel about two men, friends since boyhood, who emerge from the woods of rural Maine to a dystopian country racked by bewildering violence. There will be a Q&A session and book signing following Heller's presentation. This event is at Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley (150 Miller Ranch Rd, Edwards, CO 81632), NOT at the Bookworm

Every year, Jess and Storey have made an annual pilgrimage to the most remote corners of the country, where they camp, hunt, and hike, leaving much from their long friendship unspoken. Although the state of Maine has convulsed all summer with secession mania--a mania that has simultaneously spread across other states--Jess and Storey figure it's a fight reserved for legislators or, worst-case scenario, folks in the capital. But after weeks hunting off the grid, the men reach a small town and are shocked by what they find: a bridge blown apart, buildings burned to the ground, and bombed-out cars abandoned on the road. Trying to make sense of the sudden destruction all around them, they set their sights on finding their way home, dragging a wagon across bumpy dirt roads, scavenging from boats left in lakes, and dodging armed men--secessionists or U.S. military, they cannot tell--as they seek a path to safety. Then, a startling discovery drastically alters their path and the stakes of their escape. Drenched in the beauty of the natural world and attuned to the specific cadences of male friendship, even here at the edge of doom, Burn is both a blistering warning about a divided country's political strife and an ode to the salvation found in our chosen families.

PETER HELLER is the national best-selling author of The Last Ranger, The Guide, The River, 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, and The Dog Stars has been published in twenty-six 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 Outdoor Literature. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in poetry and fiction, and he lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Burn: A novel By Peter Heller Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593801628
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf - August 13th, 2024

The Last Ranger: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Peter Heller Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593468517
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Vintage - July 2nd, 2024

The Guide: A novel By Peter Heller Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984898968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 10th, 2022

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The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Peter Heller Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525563532
Availability: Not Currently On The Shelf, But We Can Ship It To You In 3-5 Days
Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

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The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries) By Peter Heller Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307950475
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013