One Book to wrap up with author’s visit to Avalon

After more than a month of discussions, presentations and movie screenings, One Book One Mesa County 2013 will conclude Saturday, March 9, with an event for “The Dog Stars” author Peter Heller.

Heller will speak and sign his copies of his book beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

“The Dog Stars” is the survival story of a pilot search for meaning in a post-apocalyptic world. The book is set in Colorado after a pandemic has wiped out much of the population.

“The book was selected for a variety of reasons, including its setting in Colorado and partly in Grand Junction. It is a compelling exploration of why people need each other,” according to a news release.

Heller is an award-winning adventure writer living in Denver. He was named as one of Colorado’s top thinkers of 2012 by The Denver Post in the books category.

Heller is a contributor to National Public Radio and is a contributing editor at Outside magazine, Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure. He has authored several nonfiction books: “Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life and Catching the Perfect Wave,” “The Whale Warriors” and “Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River.”

Go to, any Mesa County Libraries branch or call 243-4442 for information.


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