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Kevin Horan

“I am currently reading The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. He’s a poet as well as a novelist, so I’m taking it in slowly, savoring the language. What’s powerful is the voice he has created for the main character, Hig, who has survived a flu pandemic that has wiped out everybody he knew and loved, including his wife. His companion in the book is his dog, and another survivor, a very different man from himself. This story is a post-apocalyptic paean to the natural world he has so loved — it is by turns bleak, funny, sad, and hopeful, too. I’m finding it riveting.”

Nancy Horan, author of

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

 Horan appears 8 p.m. Thursday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

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