The Rope: Book summary and reviews of The Rope by Nevada Barr

The Rope

An Anna Pigeon Novel

by Nevada Barr

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The Rope by Nevada Barr
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  • Published Jan 2012
    368 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Anna Pigeon's first case - this is the story her fans have been clamoring for... this is where it all starts.

In The Rope, the latest in Nevada Barr's bestselling novels featuring Anna Pigeon, Nevada Barr 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 someone 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.

For those legions of readers who have been entranced over the years by Park Ranger Anna Pigeon's strength and determination and those who are new to Nevada Barr's captivating, compelling novels, this is where it all starts.

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"Starred Review. A crisply written and revelatory entry in the Pigeon series." - Booklist

"Starred Review. Another awesome winner for Barr." - Library Journal

"Set in 1995, bestseller Barr's exciting 17th Anna Pigeon thriller (after 2010's Burn) takes readers where they've wanted to go for years - to Anna's beginnings as a park ranger." - Publishers Weekly

"Along the way, the obvious culprits turn out not to be so obvious, and Barr succeeds in keeping us guessing as to who the real psychopaths are. Cliffhangers, literal and literary, abound." - Kirkus Reviews

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Terri

I can hardly wait.
As a recent new fan of Nevada Barr and Anna Pigeon, I can hardly wait for "The Rope" to be released. This flash back to Anna's beginnings is just what we followers need. Anna is quite an inspiring character! I am counting the days!

The Rope is gonna be great!

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Nevada Barr Author Biography

Nevada Barr is an award-winning novelist and New York Times best-selling author. She has a growing number of Anna Pigeon mysteries to her credit as well as numerous other books, short stories, and articles. She currently resides in New Orleans with her husband, four magical cats, and two adorable dogs. Nevada was born in the small western town of Yerington, Nevada and raised on a mountain airport in the Sierras. Both her parents were pilots and mechanics and her sister, Molly, continued the tradition by becoming a pilot for USAir.

Pushed out of the nest, Nevada fell into the theatre, receiving her BA in speech and drama and her MFA in Acting before making the pilgrimage to New York City, then Minneapolis, MN. For eighteen years she worked on stage, in commercials, industrial training ...

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