Nevada Barr





Nevada Barr

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in Yerington, Nevada, The United States
March 01, 1952

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Nevada Barr is a mystery fiction author, known for her "Anna Pigeon" series of mysteries, set in National Parks in the United States. Barr has won an Agatha Award for best first novel for Track of the Cat.

Barr was named after the state of her birth. She grew up in Johnstonville, California. She finished college at the University of California, Irvine. Originally, Barr started to pursue a career in theatre, but decided to be a park ranger. In 1984 she published her first novel, Bittersweet, a bleak lesbian historical novel set in the days of the Western frontier.

While working in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Barr created the Anna Pigeon series. Pigeon is a law enforcement officer with the United States National Park Service. Each book i
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Average rating: 3.82 · 86,222 ratings · 6,976 reviews · 35 distinct works · Similar authors
Track of the Cat (Anna Pige...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 9,632 ratings — published 1993 — 15 editions
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Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon,...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 5,743 ratings — published 1998 — 17 editions
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A Superior Death (Anna Pige...
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 5,256 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
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Ill Wind (Anna Pigeon, #3)
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 5,017 ratings — published 1995 — 17 editions
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Firestorm (Anna Pigeon, #4)
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 4,746 ratings — published 1996 — 21 editions
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Flashback (Anna Pigeon, #11)
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 4,475 ratings — published 2003 — 30 editions
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Winter Study (Anna Pigeon, ...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 4,569 ratings — published 2008 — 22 editions
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Borderline (Anna Pigeon, #15)
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,469 ratings — published 2009 — 23 editions
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High Country (Anna Pigeon, ...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 4,463 ratings — published 2004 — 27 editions
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Deep South (Anna Pigeon, #8)
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 4,348 ratings — published 2000 — 18 editions
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Track of the Cat A Superior Death Ill Wind Firestorm Endangered Species Blind Descent Liberty Falling
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“Deliberately, she took a long drink. It wasn't as good as she remembered, but then little was. She caught herself in that thought and was ashamed. Cynicism was okay, bitterness a pain in the neck. The hairline difference between the two was hope and humor. The cynic had both, the embittered, nothing.”
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“Anna remembered her fifth grade teacher, Mr. White, telling her that hatred wasn't the worst of emotions. If one hated, one still cared. Indifference was the most inhuman.”
Nevada Barr, Endangered Species

“perhaps love was like the mumps. If a woman came down with it after forty, it could kill her”
Nevada Barr, 13½

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