Rocklin, CA, United States | Member Since 2004
I've either read or listened to all Barr's 'Anna Pigeon' books and have loved them all, to varying degrees. All are good, some are better than others.
This one is one of the very best -- not only is poor Anna (who's no spring chicken anymore, remember) performing totally superwoman acts of physical derring-do, but she's also finding herself oddly attracted to a newborn baby, one she delivered by c-section with a pocket knife, by the way. It's an interesting contrast -- and also leads to some of the funniest banter among characters that appears in any of the books.
Another thing I appreciated was that in Borderline -- unlike some of Barr's other books -- there wasn't a lot of animal bloodshed in this one. I don't deal easily with animal suffering, even of the fictional variety, and this book -- thank goodness -- keeps the evil pretty much confined to the human species where it belongs. (Well, okay, Easter -- but I won't spoil the plot)
Great book! Not to be missed -- and the marvelous Barbara Rosenblat is at her best, too. I'd give it seven stars if I could.
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