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Endangered Species

Barr, Nevada
Ranger Anna is in Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia. A plethora of bizarre clues lead to an unexpected (to me, anyway) conclusion. Pretty good!

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"I'm shot! It's bad, " he mimicked in a falsetto. "It looks like it's going to leave a real nasty bruise," Mona said in Anna's defense. "Oh, no! Not a bruise!" Rick squealed.

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1/1999

Firestorm

Barr, Nevada
Ranger Anna Pigeon investigates a death at a firefighting camp.

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9/1998

Flashback

Barr, Nevada
Anna spends some time in Dry Tortugas National Park trippin' out.

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7/2004

Hard Truth

Barr, Nevada
Anna takes a position at Rocky Mountain National Park where she has issues with God, a polygamous religious commune, and a serial killer. Not necessarily in that order.

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8/2007

High Country

Barr, Nevada
Anna is assigned undercover at Yosemite.

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9/2004

Hunting Season

Barr, Nevada
Anna tries to figure out how a fat man ended up dead in a historical building on the Natchez Trace.

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7/2004

Ill Wind

Barr, Nevada
Ranger Anna Pigeon investigates a death at Mesa Verde National Park. I like these a lot. Learned a couple things too.

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8/1998

Liberty Falling

Barr, Nevada
Anna Pigeon is in New York to aid her ill sister. Staying with friends on Liberty Island, Interesting to see backside of Liberty and Ellis Islands, but story doesn't seem quite up to others in series. Anna seems kind of cranky, maybe it's a girl thang.

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9/2000

Seeking Enlightment, Hat By Hat

Barr, Nevada
Nevada writes of her spiritual development.

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7/2004

The Rope

Barr, Nevada
An early story of Anna Pigeon in her first job, at Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. Of course, she runs into trouble!

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9/2012

Track Of The Cat

Barr, Nevada
Anna Pigeon doesn't think a cougar killed a ranger. And by the way Nevada, it was titled "A Child's Garden Of Grass".

QUOTE:

Heaven was just Hell in the shade with a cold beer.

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12/1999

Winter Study

Barr, Nevada
Anna goes back to Isle Royal during winter to help with a wolf study program being threatened by Homeland Security. I shan't mention the Geronimo "quote" on pgs. 39-40, it has been discussed to death elsewhere. I got a bit confused during the story, and the end seemed a bit too long, and some of the similes jarred me, but I like this series very much. But less creepy violence, and more rangering, I would like that.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Spavined (pg. 76) -- Probably means old and decrepit here.

Hellmouth (pg. 76) -- A site of massive supernatural activity.

Megrims (pg. 83) -- A state of depression.

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7/2008

The Magic Half

Barrows, Annie
Miri has older twin brothers, and younger twin sisters. She feels a bit left out of things. Then, a MAGIC EYEGLASS LENS transports her to 1935 where she meets a girl in difficult circumstances. Cute!

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5/2011

Big Trouble

Barry, Dave
A novel in the style of Hiaasen about wierd goings'on in South Florida. Pretty funny, not for kids!

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3/2001

Boogers Are My Beat

Barry, Dave
Collection of columns, mostly funny, includes two on 9/11 that are very poigant. Recommended.

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12/2003

Dave Barry Is From Mars And Venus

Barry, Dave
Collection of columns, very funny.

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3/2001

Peter and the starcatchers

Barry, Dave
A prequel to Peter Pan, tells how Peter came to be able to fly, where the magic dust comes from, and how Tinkerbelle came to be. Oh, and the pirates, the indians, and Never Land. Pretty good, moves right along. Written with Ridley Pearson.

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8/2005

Killer Material

Barton, Dan
Comedian Biff (Biff?) Kincaid does not take someone stealing his material lightly. A fun little read. Needs better sex scenes, or just cut them out all together. "a big boy downstairs."? Oh, come on!!

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Giving some place an Irish name and serving Murphy's and Guinness and Harp all on tap and booking Celtic music acts on the weekends doesn't automatically make a bar two blocks from the beach in Santa Monica an Irish pub, but it's a mighty good shove in the right direction. --pg 207

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8/2003

Sign of the Qin

Bass, L. G.
Finally finished this Chinese mythologic fantasy-adventure. Now where is volume two?

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11/2010

Close To Famous

Bauer, Joan
A young girl, Foster, and her mother left a abusive relationship with an Elvis impersonator and settle in a small town in West Virginia. Foster is a talented baker, so there are lots of cooking related things going on, especially with cupcakes. I really enjoyed reading this story. Read the Advance Uncorrected Proof edition.

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4/2011
20 books displayed
[Babbit - Barker] [Barnard - Barnard] [Barnard - Barr] [Barr - Bauer] [Baum - Beaton] [Beaton - Beaton] [Beaton - Belushi] [Belzer - Block] [Block - Blunt] [Bodeen - Bova] [Bova - Brooks] [Brooks - Buffett] [Bujold - Bujold] [Bunting - Buzzell] 

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