Search Results: "Luke Barr"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Warmly written, balanced but unsparing in its portraits, and culminating in a touching coda, Barr's persuasive book overcomes the occasional longueur to offer an enhanced appreciation of some groundbreaking cooks and their acolytes."
In his debut, Travel & Leisure editor Barr revisits a pivotal moment in culinary history with a brio and attention to detail that rivals that of his subjects. 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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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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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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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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SOLO by Emily Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 2005

"Initially fun, but shot and left for dead by a ludicrous pseudothriller angle."
Cellist dumps hubby and tries for celebrity singledom, only to be chased by doubt, her past and a stalker. Read full book review >

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CUBA by Emily Barr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Altogether, a gripping piece of travelogue fiction spiked with an unnerving amount of psychological tension. Just right for the backpacker set."
A nice married couple from Brighton take a year's sabbatical to Cuba only to have their not-quite-as-nice neighbor from home turn up there as well. Read full book review >

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BURN by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"An intense but conventional actioner whose two heroines aren't nearly as compelling as Anna's solo turns."
National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon works her 16th case in the most unparklike setting imaginable. Read full book review >

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DRINK by Andrew Barr
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

An exploration of American drinking habits through time from a British scholar of booze. Read full book review >

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HUNTING SEASON by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2002

"Even fans who thought they'd already seen enough of Natchez Trace will find Barr's tenth as inventive, as ingenious, and finally as riveting as the very best of this distinguished series."
After a season out west among killer bears (Blood Lure, 2001), Anna Pigeon, who's made her reputation by keeping on the move, is back as District Ranger in Mississippi's Natchez Trace National Parkway. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED SPECIES by Nevada Barr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 1997

"Anna's fifth isn't as baffling or dramatically urgent as the remarkable Firestorm (1996), but it is as poetically written and exquisitely clued as any of the others."
If you've been waiting for Park Services ranger Anna Pigeon to get a posting on the East Coast, you'll be happy to know that she's unofficially moonlighting as midwife to some endangered loggerhead turtles while she's working for a presuppression fire crew in Georgia's Cumberland Island National Seashore. Read full book review >