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review Bear Daughter é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Judith Berman ç 5 review Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Judith Berman A stunning new writer of mythological fantasy takes readers to a world of adventure discovery and transformation in her beautiful a. After reading Bear Daughter for the second time I still feel it merits 5 stars It is no wonder that Terri Wendling the author and founder of the Endicott studio praised it so highly and put it on her Mythic Fiction list I was told it is out of print when I wanted to buy my own copy I guess it did not sell well This is unfortunate because it is really an amazing novel I think some of it may have to do with the cover I read that the author was also not happy with it calling it problematic Not only does the girl on the cover look Caucasian but the cover is misleading because it gives the impression that the novel is both YA and Native American In fact the story takes place in an alternative universe resembling the Pre Colombian Pacific West Coast Berman an anthropologist combines both First Nation and European myths and legends to create a new story In her interview Begman says that while Bear Daughter is indeed inspired by the indigenous traditions of the Pacific North West she was also influenced by Old World traditions second read I paid attention to what the Native American elements and the Old World Traditions might be The Native American influences are of course The First People and just in general the lifestyle of the characters their clothing food canoes housing and so on while the Old World influences would be the idea of a uest the wizards the many hidden boxes Cloud had to open I was struck between the similarities between the First People and Faeries The Center of Heaven part reminded me of a European Fairy Tale but I cannot remember which one The feeling of this book is much like an Epic Fantasy Parts of Clouds journey uest seemed too long and could have been condensed but that would be my only criticism of this book It is also very much a coming of age story with great character development Cloud with her struggles to come to terms with both her Human and Bear self seems like a real person and it is both wonderful and sometimes painful watching her grow After reading this novel I wish Judith Berman would write novels taking place in this universe that she is created I would simply read on and on

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review Bear Daughter é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Judith Berman ç 5 review Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Judith Berman Lling journey through both mortal and immortal worlds to mend her past face her fears and save all of the realms in which she tread. This was an idiosyncratic book with a slow start and an ending that I m not uite sure about but I wholly recommend it to fans of mythic fiction It s a beautiful evocation of the textures scents and daily rhythms of its folkloric Pacific Northwest setting exploring through fine details what it means to be a living being in a world of birth and death and struggleWhile the book dragged for me at first readerly patience is rewarded with a tense high stakes coming of age uest story Cloud is a wonderful slightly unusual character a clueless mortal girl with immortal bear parentage who struggles to identify her desires and emotions The text makes wise observations about trauma and family and it s refreshing to encounter a female protagonist with low emotional intelligenceFinally Judith Berman is an anthropologist and this is a respectful and nuanced adaptation of Native source material by a non Native author This is her only novel although I think I ve read a short story or two of hers Alas it seems she s wholly out of print so I will be on the lookout for new publications

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review Bear Daughter é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Judith Berman ç 5 review Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Judith Berman Nd evocative debut novel When a twelve year old wakes up as a human girl instead of a bear one cloudy morning she embarks on a thri. This was a chance find I went to the library looking for books for the Fall Challenge at the Seasonal Reading Challenge Group and while I was browsing the fantasy books my eyes happened to fall on this one And what a stroke of good fortune that was I ll admit the book started a little slow by which I mean I spent the first half thinking it would be 4 stars instead of 5 Sometimes Cloud was hard to empathize with and sometimes her self pity was annoying Mostly it was an understandable response to being thrust into circumstances that you have no idea how to deal with I liked Cloud a lot for the entire book both when she was a confused child and when she became a brave woman She s a really great character the kind that I definitely want to see of I also really enjoyed the mythology aspect I know pretty much nothing about the mythology of the Native Americans of the West Coast so this book felt entirely fresh to me I really liked reading something with a basis that wasn t Greek or Roman or medieval I wasn t left wondering how the characters could be so stupid as not to understand how things worked because I was just as clueless as them a rather nice change And I don t know where line between mythology and imagination was drawn but either way it was fascinating to follow all the twists and turns that the plot took In short I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it

  • Paperback
  • 422
  • Bear Daughter
  • Judith Berman
  • English
  • 06 April 2019
  • 9780441013227