Nevada Barr: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Nevada Barr Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Nevada Barr, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Nevada Barr you will find my Ten favorites of Nevada Barr’s quotes. 

About Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr is a mystery fiction author known for her “Anna Pigeon” mysteries set in National Parks in the U.S. She won an Agatha Award for her first novel Track of the Cat.

Barr was named after the state where she was born. Barr grew up in Johnstonville, California. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine. Barr originally planned to pursue a career in theatre, but later changed his mind to become a park ranger. She published her first novel, Bittersweet, in 1984, a bleak lesbian historical novel set in the days of the Western frontier.

In the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Barr created the Anna Pigeon series. Pigeon is a law enforcement officer for the United States National Park Service. Every book in the series takes place in a different national park where Pigeon solves a murder mystery related to natural resources. She is a satirical and witty woman whose icy exterior is eventually broken by a hunky male (such as Rogelio) to whom she is attracted.

Ms. Barr currently resides in New Orleans, LA.

Born: March 01, 1952, Yerington, Nevada, The United States
Twitter: nevadabarr
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian

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Popular Quotes

“perhaps love was like the mumps. If a woman came down with it after forty, it could kill her”
― Nevada Barr, 13½

 “My definition of forgiveness is a sigh, very like a sigh of relief, on which the memory of evil is breathed out.

With letting go of the memory, discontinuing the incessant replaying of pain, and instead feeling the unmitigated overness of the evil, the evildoer often looks quite different: flawed, like me, a child of God, like me. Forgiven, like me.”
― Nevada Barr

“As she drove the Trace, each curve revealing a scene rich with life and as picturesque as illustrations from a children’s book, Anna was struck again by the beauty of the state. Over her years as a Yankee and a Westerner, she’d heard Mississippi described many ways. Beautiful had never been one of them.”
― Nevada Barr, Deep South

 “Deliberately, she took a long drink. It wasn’t as good as she remembered, but then little was. She caught herself in that thought and was ashamed. Cynicism was okay, bitterness a pain in the neck. The hairline difference between the two was hope and humor. The cynic had both, the embittered, nothing.”
― Nevada Barr

 “Anna… envied Joan’s deep connection with the human race. She was a member of the club. Anna was half convinced she’d been begotten by a passing alien life-form on a human woman. It was as good an explanation as any for the sense she had of being an outsider.”
― Nevada Barr, Blood Lure

 “In a world that is becoming increasingly virtual, the parks remain places of visceral beauty. Places where we can remember that we are but a small part of the life on this planet, and that it is a truly wonderful planet and the only one we’ve got.”
― Nevada Barr

“From long experience she knew that she wore her loneliness like armor. Very few people ever recognized it for what it was. To the casual observer it looked very much like arrogance. Sometimes it was.”
― Nevada Barr, Track of the Cat

 “Anna remembered her fifth grade teacher, Mr. White, telling her that hatred wasn’t the worst of emotions. If one hated, one still cared. Indifference was the most inhuman.”
― Nevada Barr, Endangered Species

“Hers was an evil-sounding chuckle that Anna loved. The sort of chortle Dorothy might have heard shortly before all hell broke loose in the land of Oz”
― Nevada Barr, Endangered Species

“She was forty before she realized that when she asked a man what he was thinking and he said, “Nothing,” he wasn’t lying.”
― Nevada Barr, What Rose Forgot

10 Famous Quotes by Author Nevada Barr

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Nevada Barr, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Nevada Barr.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Nevada Barr. 

One Final Bonus – Nevada Barr Quote 

“When she finally found her way onto the Trace, the sun was rising and, with it, her spirits.

The Natchez Trace Parkway, a two lane road slated, when finished to run from Nashville, Tennessee, to Natchez, Mississippi, had been the brainchild of the Ladies’ Garden Clubs in the South. Besides preserving a unique part of the nations past,…the Trace would not be based on spectacular scenery but would conserve the natural and agricultural history of Mississippi.”

― Nevada Barr, Deep South

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