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Book Title: High Country|
Date of issue: February 9th 2004
ISBN 13: 9781402569838
The author of the book: Nevada Barr
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 513 KB
Edition: Recorded Books
Read full description of the books High Country:Damn Nevada Barr for writing books I can't put down so I don't get enough sleep. I should know better than to start one of her novels in the evening. Nevada Barr is one of those people who write so well I find myself slowing down to make sure I capture every word. It's kind of necessary as her prose isn't the light and simple fiction one finds in the average mystery novel. High country is tight, fast-paced, interesting and full of content. While that last may be an odd description, I'm tired of mysteries that use a lot of pointless banter or heroine in grave peril for no discernible reason just to fill out the pages. As she's gotten older, she's gotten more opinionated and I expect more conservative. :( But the writing is so good, I'll forgive her defense of profiling this once (I'd like to remind her that the second largest terrorist attack on American soil was perpetrated by a white Christian American).
Her opinions did bother me twice in this novel but both were only a couple of sentences long and moderately applicable as well as being appropriate for the character to feel. (Unlike Dana Stabenow who, while a good writer, is judgmental on really silly things. Her main character has proclaimed that a woman who doesn't provide her child a light on the nightstand to read by is a bad mother and clearly doesn't respect herself if she doesn't make her bed. Men on a week-long backwoods hunting trip carrying in backpacks by float plane don't care about their families if they don't also bring framed photographs of their loved ones. Who takes a framed photo camping? I don't even take them to a hotel. But I digress.)
I like Anna because she's a little of a curmudgeon but she knows it and it fits with the character. She doesn't expect people to like her much but she knows there's a reason. She's a real, 3-dimensional character. What's more, she's in law enforcement and acts like it.
If you like mystery thrillers and the wilderness, I think you'll love Nevada Barr.
Read information about the authorNevada 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 in the series takes place in a different National Park, where Pigeon solves a murder mystery, often related to natural resource issues. She is a satirical, witty woman whose icy exterior is broken down in each book by a hunky male to whom she is attracted (such as Rogelio).
Currently, Ms. Barr lives in New Orleans, LA.
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