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The Rope

An Anna Pigeon Novel

by Nevada Barr

The Rope
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  • Published in USA  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 has carved out her own fictional fiefdom, creating a body of work like no other," the San Diego Union Tribune remarked in 1996 upon the publication of the fifth book in Barr’s acclaimed series featuring National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon. Since the 1993 publication of the first Anna Pigeon novel, Track of the Cat, which was awarded both the Anthony Award for Best First Novel by The Crime Writers Association and the Agatha Award for Best First Novel by Malice Domestic, Barr has earned a reputation as a talented and much admired writer. As the Chicago Tribune said, "Nevada Barr is a park ranger who can write up a storm."

The daughter of two pilots, Barr bears the name of the state in which she was born but apparently was not named for the state but for a ...

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