posts on 5/8/2005 8:09:55 PM
Dear Nevada Barr,
I have noticed a conspicuous absence among your books, namely that Yellowstone is not the featured location of one of them. Is there a reason for this or is it because you don't have a contact there? I would be glad to supply you with lots of inside stuff. I have worked in Yellowstone for all concessioners and the park service since 1976 and am still working there.
V J Dean
posts on 5/4/2005 8:59:19 PM
I was SO excited to get my hands on the latest Nevada Barr release! Just finished Hard Truth and as usual loved the intensity and angst Anna feels in a new situation and in relating to people and was pleased for her that she finds love and commitment with Paul. Was sorry that there were no direct conversations with Molly. And how is Frederick these days? Are he and Molly still together? Also all we got were a couple of minor references to Paul. As I have read all Nevada Barr's novels and have enjoyed Anna Pigeon's emotional and physical journies over the years, I was dissapointed that the bulk of the story seemed to be about other people with Anna as a minor character. It seemed more the story of Heath and the abused women and girls than the story of Anna. Was VERY nauseated and disgusted by the madness and cruelty of the bad guy and had a hard time getting through those portions of the book. And, I must say, I felt the ending sentence was a cop out. All the preceeding horror and destruction of young girls' minds and lives (not to mention the murders commited by the bad guy) were summarily dismissed by Anna's feeling that all's right in God's great out doors. The irony is, this is a great novel that is hard hitting and powerful. I just felt like it wasn't Anna's story...or perhaps she just phoned this one in? If I had never known Anna from all the prior novels, I would probably been satisfied with this one but since I have so enjoyed Anna, I missed her on this one.
posts on 5/2/2005 4:25:13 PM
I'm totally hooked on your books..of course reading them in order..btw why don't you have them in order on your home page??
My partner and I are reading them together..she is a book ahead of me..but I'm gaining..
It's like Anna is my friend and I am familiar with her likes and dislikes..it's like she is me (ha)
I feel like I'm seeing things through her (your) eyes and experiencing all the adventure myself.
I read Bittersweet first..felt like lived right along with them through all the pain and traveling and hard work..that's for another time.
Have really loved the A. Pigeon series so far..in fact I can't wait to go camping this summer as I keep reading through more parks and more adventures..
Scenes that stick out..(there are many) The fall off the side of the boulder/cliff and the description of each aspect..I felt like limping my own self after that espisode. The whole 'catching the bad guy' hunting of drugged wild cats scene near the drop..that was scary.
I am not a drinker but all the wine she drank about made me go out and buy a bottle to see if I could get the same effect (pause to laugh)
The cave experience is so graphic I felt just like she did hanging from her ropes..or scrambling for the surface..
Being down too long underwater was also hard to read..I thought my head was going to explode fromt he pain of surfacing too fast..what else..firestom..that back and forth to the radio location and back to the bunch..felt like I was there.
I have so much to say to you about these books..I'm completely enjoying them and relishing my time when I can jump back in and be with Anna through the wilderness and her courage of being outside alone at night and fearlessness of doing things solo and finding comfort in the outdoors..I have more to say..would love to know how in the world to directly contact you..I'm off to finish Blind Descent...be well..keep writing. georgia
posts on 4/17/2005 1:15:24 PM
Does anyone know where i can find a copy of Firstorm un hardcover? I have searched the internet and can only find paperback
posts on 4/17/2005 9:46:06 AM
Does anyone know if Nevada Barr has
book signing tour for Hard Truth.
If she will tour, does anyone have a
calendar of when & where dates??
Nancy McLeod Carter
posts on 4/11/2005 12:35:03 PM
Now that winter is ebbing away, the Thomaston Mystery Discussion Group, a band of 12+ hardy souls in mid-coast Maine, will celebrate spring's arrival by reading your books. As we do every month, we'll read any or all of our favorite titles from a selected author, and meet on the fourth Wednesday evening for home-baked goodies and lively conversation. Someone is bound to ask, "Wouldn't Acadia National Park be a GREAT setting for an Anna Pigeon adventure? Anna could use a break from those sweltering Southern summers, and what better place than coastal Maine?" Perhaps you'll consider sending Anna to Acadia some day. We'll make her feel right at home!
posts on 4/9/2005 3:39:14 PM
I love you books! I have read them all except "Hard Truth" which I just started. I turned a friend on to your books & she is devoring them. She said she could be Anna P. if she didn't have to be outside. She hates creepy crawlies & burns if shes in the sun more than 15 min., but she does have the attitude!
posts on 4/2/2005 11:18:11 AM
Your book signing in St. Louis was such a delight. It was humorous, informative, and made us all feel like you were an old (as in Past) friend. Do, please, come again.
posts on 3/28/2005 4:18:42 AM
I think I have read all of your books to date, is there a new one out after High Country. Have enjoyed all so far
posts on 3/9/2005 12:19:32 AM
These books are real treats in every way! I especially love Anna's relationship with her pets - Taco and Piedmont. They are so delightful, real, loyal and funny.
To me, Anna is the ideal "American Everywoman". In the books, she combines polar opposites in a most charming way. She is strong but soft-hearted, courageous yet cautious, solitary and social, and much more.