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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.
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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 |
Have collected most of this series - set in various National Parks.
This is a later book - revisiting the first experience of the heroine.
Always glad to read the book that set the formation of the character - before I read the series.
Thus, glad hadn't read any of the previous books before this one.
Bit of a gory-story, but very interesting in setting the scenes and workings within the park.
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  CasaBooks | Apr 28, 2013 |
Having read all the previous installments of the Anna Pigeon series, looking back at how Anna became the amazing Park Ranger she is and what motivated her actions, made for an interesting and compelling adventure to add to her repertoire.

Anna has lost the love of her life and leaves New York to escape and nurse her injured spirit. She signs up as a temporary staff for the park rangers however, while hiking on her day off she sees a group of young men raping a girl. Rushing in knocks Anna for a loop for the next time she is conscious, she finds herself naked in a dry well.

How she escapes is a testament to her own ingenuity and the aftermath is startling as well.

Somehow I forgot how much I like Anna Pigeon - her strength of spirit as well as determination not to give in when threatened by others. ( )
  cyderry | Apr 25, 2013 |
If you don’t know that this is a prequel, then the book is very confusing. Once across the timeline barrier, this was a pretty good ‘who done it’. There was a fairly perplexing question throughout as to who was going to end up the villain of this story. As will most of Barr's tales, this one left me wanting to visit this particular National Park. ( )
  DrLed | Apr 18, 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.
added by y2pk | editNew York Times, Marilyn Stasio (Jan 20, 2012)
 
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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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