The August selection for the Radio Bookclub is the Last Ranger by Colorado author Peter Heller.

The book tells the story of Officer Ren Hopper, an enforcement ranger with the National Park Service, tasked with duties both mundane and thrilling. When Ren, hiking through the backcountry on his day off, encounters a tall man with a dog and a gun chasing a small black bear up a hill, his hackles are raised. But what begins as an investigation into the background of a local poacher soon opens into something far murkier.

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Bookstore on Thursday August 17th, and was broadcast on KGNU on Thursday August 24th at 9am.

This is Peter Heller’s fifth visit to the Radio Bookclub.

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Listen to more of our conversation with Peter Heller in our podcast Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub, where he answers questions from the audience at the Boulder Bookstore.

Subscribe to our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and web-only content. Also on Spotify and Stitcher.

The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.


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