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Baker & Taylor, CATS, Nov 10, 2009 - 362 pages
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When Imogene Grelznick tries to help her young friend and student break away from a loveless and abusive marriage, a scandal from the past resurfaces to threaten the life she has carefully constructed in a small Washington state community. A first novel. Reprint.

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User Review  - cecily2 - LibraryThing

Not well written. I was going to say that it wasn't badly written, either, although that isn't exactly true - but it's written in such a way that I can go for several pages at a time without seeing a ... Read full review

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User Review  - blakefraina - LibraryThing

Whew. I can’t say I enjoyed this novel, exactly. Although I don’t regret reading it either. But I do feel as if I've been put through the ringer a bit. Mystery writer Nevada Barr’s foray into ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Nevada Barr was born on March 1, 1952. She is the author of a series of mysteries involving national parks. She draws on her own experience as a National Park Service ranger to thrill readers with the majesty of nature. Anna Pigeon, the heroine of such novels as A Superior Death and Endangered Species is a rough-and-tough ranger who left the wilds of New York for the great outdoors, and is modeled after Barr. Barr began writing in 1978, garnering national attention with the publication in 1993 of Track of the Cat, which won both the Agatha and Anthony awards for Best First Mystery Novel. Her novels are known for breathtaking descriptions of nature, diverse settings, and a no-nonsense heroine. She also provides frequently unflattering portrayals of the National Park Service. Barr lives in New Orleans with her husband and four cats. Her latest novel is entitled, 13 1/2.

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