Search Results: "Loel Barr"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A nutritionist and a dietician collaborate on a cookbook that's not only sensible and up-to-date but appealing and fun. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2005

"A useful study of the war in the desert, though meant for readers with some appreciation of strategy, logistics, and tactics."
A wide-ranging, technical analysis of the bitter campaign, throughout the second half of 1942, for dominion of Egypt. Read full book review >

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BAGGAGE by Emily Barr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2003

"A disappointing second effort from Barr (Backpack, Jan. 2002), not helped a bit by the snotty tone."
You can run, but you can't hide. Read full book review >

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ILL WIND by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 6, 1995

"But the supporting characters have stubborn lives of their own — you never get the sense that they've spent their whole lives waiting to be suspects in a murder case — and Barr's sense of place is as wondrous as ever."
As historians and contractors slug it out over replacing the ancient waterlines in Mesa Verde National Park, noncombatant park ranger Anna Pigeon battles a demon of her own: her growing attraction to Stacy Meyers, a law-enforcement temp unhappily married (what did he and Rose Meyers ever see in each other, anyway?) and burdened with a special-needs stepchild. Read full book review >

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FIRESTORM by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 1996

"No matter what you read mysteries for, it's in here."
Another routine assignment for National Park Ranger Anna Pigeon—doubling as medic and security for a firefighting camp fighting a blaze in California's Lassen Volcanic Park—turns into a nightmare when the snowstorm that promised relief from the flames instead whips them up into a firestorm, isolating Anna's spike camp and leaving two firefighters dead: one from the fire, a second from a knife in his back. Read full book review >

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A SUPERIOR DEATH by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 23, 1994

"A crackling good mystery, fleshed out by a detective and a supporting cast far more human than they need to be."
Texas park ranger Anna Pigeon (Track of the Cat, 1993) proves she's much more than a regional specialist when she's reassigned to the frigid North Shore of Lake Superior and hears two divers' tales of finding six bodies in the Kamloops, a sunken 1927 wreck where there are supposed to be only five. Read full book review >

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THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS by Emily Barr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"An affecting portrayal of living with amnesia and discovering one's own agency. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white British girl with anterograde amnesia travels to the Arctic to chase after a boy whose kiss has stayed in her memory when nothing else has. Read full book review >

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FLASHBACK by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 2003

"Fans looking for Barr's trademark pleasures—evocative natural descriptions, mounting suspense, Anna's never-say-die spirit—will have to look hard to find them buried under all those mysteries, villains, and centuries in this most grandly scaled of her 11 adventures."
Seventy miles west of Key West is Dry Tortugas National Park, home to tiny Garden Key, Fort Jefferson, and now Anna Pigeon, in retreat from importunate Episcopal priest/sheriff Paul Davidson (Hunting Season, 2002). Read full book review >

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WINE SNOBBERY by Andrew Barr
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1992

"Snob or antisnob, read on and you, too, dear hypocrite lecteur, may squirm yet."
Wine drinkers of America, get ready for a roasting. Read full book review >

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DEEP SOUTH by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Still, Barr's many fans, eager to see her take on every federal property in the nation, will treasure her atmospheric presentation of Mississippi as the country's biggest little town."
Though she loves her varied postings as a National Park Service ranger (Liberty Falling, 1999, etc.) and hates administration, Anna Pigeon's not getting any younger or richer, so she puts in for promotion, and next thing she knows she's driving hell-for-leather alongside Mississippi mud and alligators en route to her posting as district ranger of the Port Gibson District. Read full book review >

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DESTROYER ANGEL by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"A tour de force that's both the most one-dimensional and the most satisfying of Anna's recent adventures."
Park ranger Anna Pigeon faces down—or, more accurately, hides from and bedevils—an unusually dangerous criminal in upstate Minnesota's Iron Range. Read full book review >

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THE ROPE by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Cliffhangers, literal and literary, abound."
Prequel to Barr's popular Anna Pigeon series. Read full book review >