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The rope : an Anna Pigeon novel (edition 2011)

by Nevada Barr

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Title:The rope : an Anna Pigeon novel
Authors:Nevada Barr
Info:New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.
Collections:Read but unowned

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I gave this 5 stars but sometimes willing suspension of disbelief is difficult with some of Barr's plot twists. However, this is just as worthy of all the predecessor Anna Pigeon mysteries and fans of the series will absolutely love this look into the first National Park service of the protagonist.

Here we finally learn how Anna came to be part of the law enforcement side of the National Park Service. Readers will not be disappointed. ( )
  TimDel | Feb 2, 2017 |
It's been a long time since I read this book but I have read the entire series, up until the most current book and I really like it. I love how the series is set outdoors in the different parks. If you like C.J. Box, then you'll like Barr too. ( )
  EmpressReece | Aug 22, 2016 |
A prequel involving Anna Pigeon's first job in a National Park. After Zach's death Anna takes a job at Glen Canyon Park hauling out human waste left on the park beaches. As the book starts someone has pushed Anna naked into a solution hole in the desert. The beginning drags a bit. There are some exciting parts later in the book but definitely not the best in the series. ( )
  RachelNF | Jan 15, 2016 |
Anna Pigeon finds herself imprisoned in the sandy bottom of a natural well-like rock structure and has to figure out both what happened to her and who is responsible. Before long, she has to answer a third question: who killed the woman whose body she uncovers? This is a rugged entry in an outdoorsy series that explains Anna's first job in a national park and how she went from being a New York theatre person to being a strong, independent woman who can hold her own in dangerous situations. Enjoyable, though the bad guys were over the top and the way peope adore Anna is a bit of a heroine overdose.
  bfister | Feb 8, 2014 |
N.B. certainly has a following, but I have never been able to ascertain why. Her plots, her style, her settings all seem forced. I have read about five of her books, all of which have been eminently forgettable. I've even listened to audio tapes trying to figure out reasons for her popularity. None of it makes much sense to me and, fortunately, to those I hang with. To each his own....but Nevada Barr is not the National Park Service....at least not in any reasonable form I'm familiar with.
As mystery type fiction she rates low as well. None of her scenarios good happen in most anybody's normal world. When coincidence piles on coincidence, the result is escapist trash which I find most of her work to be. That said, this was easily her best book and a book I read to kill a few waking moments before a trip to Turkey. ( )
  untraveller | Dec 1, 2013 |
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It’s a harrowing survival story, well imagined and forcefully told, about a brutal act that inspires a weak woman to become a strong one.
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the memory of
Laurie Axelsen,
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    It's 1995

Fresh off the bus from New York City, a broken-hearted 35-yr-old named Anna Pigeon takes her first job as a park employee: a decidedly unglamorous, seasonal stint t the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area (GCNR) On her day off, she goes hiking alone in the park - never to return. Her co-workers assume she's moved on since her cabin is cleaned out. But when Anna wakes up - trapped at the bottom of a well, naked, with no supplies and no memory of how she got there - she must draw upon all of her strength, courage, and skill to survive. Because whoever set Anna's trap isn't through with her yet....
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"In this novel, the latest in the author's series of novels featuring Anna Pigeon, the author gathers together the many strings of Anna's past and finally reveals the story that her many fans have been long asking for. In 1995 and 35 years old, fresh off the bus from New York City and nursing a broken heart, Anna Pigeon takes a decidedly unglamorous job as a seasonal employee of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. On her day off, Anna goes hiking into the park never to return. Her co-workers think she's simply moved on; her cabin is cleaned out and her things gone. But Anna herself wakes up, trapped at the bottom of a dry natural well, naked, without supplies and no clear memory of how she found herself in this situation. As she slowly pieces together her memory, it soon becomes clear that some one has trapped her there, in an inescapable prison, and no one knows that she is even missing. Plunged into a landscape and a plot she is unfit and untrained to handle, Anna Pigeon must muster the courage, determination and will to live that she didn't even know she still possessed to survive, outwit and triumph.… (more)

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