The killings on Isle Royale have left Anna Pigeon drained and haunted, her memories of her time with the wolf study group forever marred by the carnage on the island. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, she is on administrative leave. Anna wondThe killings on Isle Royale have left Anna Pigeon drained and haunted, her memories of her time with the wolf study group forever marred by the carnage on the island. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, she is on administrative leave. Anna wondRead Less
New in fine dust jacket. book as new, dj bright shiny, very very slightest corner rubs, else new. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 399 p. Anna Pigeon Mysteries (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade.
Fine in fine dust jacket. NO PRICE CLIP/NO REM. MARK/NO BUMPED CORNERS. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 399 p. Anna Pigeon Mysteries (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. LOOKS BRAND NEW IN PLASTIC JACKET. The action is brutal in this story but the reader really gets caught up with what is happening to this group of unsuspecting rafters. NEW-READ ONCE. Binding straight/text clean.
Very Fine in Very Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Signed by the author on the title page, not inscribed to anyone. Stated first edition with the full and correct number string on the copyright page.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 399 p. Anna Pigeon Mysteries (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. Signed first edition with complete number line. Flat signed by author on FFEP.
Very Good in Fine dust jacket. 9780399155697. Signed by Barr on the publisher's tipped-in page. A nick to the tail of the spine. Barr blends sticky border issues, marital strife and politics in her 15th novel to feature National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon.; Signed by Author.
New in new jacket. Author's signature on first blank endpaper. Book is in unread condition. No chips, tears, creases. Tight binding. Pictorial endpapers show map of Big Bend National Park in Texas. Size; Sm 4to (9" to 11"). 399 pp.
This book needed one badly. I have liked Nevada Barr's novels in the past, but this one contained too many lengthy, descriptive passages about the numerous perils of Anna Pigeon, which did nothing but hold up the story line. I found myself skipping over long stretches just to get to the 'meat.' There were also basic grammar and form problems, and some sentences that simply didn't make any sense whatever.
However, the worst problem with this book was that the author assumed her protagonist was so lovable that any wrong-headed action she took was acceptable behavior. Here, Anna's middle-aged maternal instincts were supposedly stirred by a baby she rescued from a dire situation. However, her treatment of this infant -- dragging it around like a ragdoll from one dangerous situation to the next -- could only be perceived as child abuse. I kept hoping the authorities would come along to save the child from a horrible fate.
I hope that Ms. Barr will get back to the kind of great story telling that so distinguished her in books like Firestorm, Endangered Species, and Deep South -- and hire a good editor.
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