Peter Heller - The River

The Story of Two College Students on a Wilderness Canoe Trip, a Fiction Book Talk & Signing

Peter Heller, the bestselling author of multiple novels such as The Dog Stars and Celine, will discuss and sign The River ($16.00 Knopf), which was named one of the best books of 2019 by Kirkus Review. The River is a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence. 

Wynn and Jack 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 riverbank and decide to warn them about the fire, their search for the pair turns up nothing and no one. 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?


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

Can’t make it to the event? To request an autographed copy, please click on the "Add to Cart" button for the book and be sure to mention you'd like an autographed copy in comments portion of your order. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525563532
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020