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: 3.85 · 148,605 ratings · 12,896 reviews · 38 distinct worksSimilar authors
Track of the Cat (Anna Pige...

3.85 avg rating — 16,170 ratings — published 1993 — 23 editions
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Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon,...

4.06 avg rating — 8,760 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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A Superior Death (Anna Pige...

3.90 avg rating — 8,820 ratings — published 1994 — 21 editions
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Ill Wind (Anna Pigeon, #3)

3.91 avg rating — 7,829 ratings — published 1995 — 19 editions
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Firestorm (Anna Pigeon, #4)

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Flashback (Anna Pigeon, #11)

3.90 avg rating — 6,965 ratings — published 2003 — 33 editions
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High Country (Anna Pigeon, ...

3.91 avg rating — 6,983 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Borderline (Anna Pigeon, #15)

3.90 avg rating — 7,103 ratings — published 2009 — 30 editions
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Blood Lure (Anna Pigeon, #9)

3.90 avg rating — 6,862 ratings — published 2001 — 32 editions
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Winter Study (Anna Pigeon, ...

3.83 avg rating — 7,044 ratings — published 2008 — 29 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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“perhaps love was like the mumps. If a woman came down with it after forty, it could kill her”
Nevada Barr, 13½

“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

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