Waiting on Wednesday #17 – THE DOG STARS by Peter Heller

Thanks to Breaking the Spine for hosting Waiting on Wednesday, where you can share future book releases that you are waiting for with other bloggers. My choice this week comes out in just a couple of weeks, so there isn’t too long to wait this time!

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. Release date: August 7th 2012 by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The cover doesn’t exactly scream “Post-Apocalyptic” does it? But this novel is exactly that. Here’s the description from Goodreads:

A riveting, powerful debut novel from an award-winning adventure writer: the story of a pilot surviving in a world filled with loss—and of what he is willing to risk to rediscover, against all odds, connection, love, and grace.

Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.

It’s got some pretty good reviews so far, and I’m a sucker for dog stories, so I’m looking forward to reading it. What are you waiting on this week?

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8 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #17 – THE DOG STARS by Peter Heller

  1. This book had me at Flu. I haven’t heard of this before but I’m glad I did because it sounds like something I’d really enjoy.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW and sharing.

  2. it’s not my usual type of read but it does sounds interesting. i’m a sucker for quirky stories and this one sounds like it is.

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    -michelle

  3. Love this genre. Nice choice. Please check out my WoW!

    We also have a giveaway for Prodigy by Marie Lu that ends tonight.

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  4. Great pick! The story sounds really interesting and I love dystopian novels.
    Thanks for visiting My WOW

  5. I want this book too!! Great pick!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
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  6. This sounds like an exciting adventure and discovery book, hope we won’t have to wait long for it! Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a Happy Wednesday!

    -Alicia
    bookaworld.wordpress.com

  7. This one sounds really intriguing. I’m definitely going to have to read this one.

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    ~Danica Page @Taking it One Page at a Time

  8. Amanda's Writings

    I’m not big on these sorts of books, but thanks for sharing!
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