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A stunning new writer of mythological fantasy takes readers to a world of adventure discovery and transformation in her beautiful a. Confusing as this book can sometimes bethe writing is strong and confidentlike bear daughter herselfmost of the time This mythological tale does not pretend to be an authentic retellingbut as an original fantasy it is nevertheless evocative of native tribal wayslong ago when the borders between worlds were fluidLike the original mythsthis one too has a moral that we can apply to our own lives with less difficulty than the plucky heroinewho faces the ultimate of identity crisesIt is a familiar themethe uest for selfand this book underscores what is often too easy to forgetto be yourselfyou first have to knowand acceptwho you areThat means facing your fear of the implications Then and only when you are readyyou get to transcend that limit and use your personal power to accomplish the task only you can perform

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Bear Daughter

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

Judith Berman Ò 3 review

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


10 thoughts on “Bear Daughter

  1. says:

    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 o

  2. says:

    Bear Daughter is uite obviously set among pre contact west coast natives Berman is an anthropologist specializing in west coast natives but I was a bit uneasy reading something so saturated in native folklore written by a white woman However at no point did I feel that she presumed although obviously I am not an expert I was also reassured

  3. says:

    Confusing as this book can sometimes bethe writing is strong and confidentlike bear daughter herselfmost of the time This mythological tale does not pretend to be an authentic retellingbut as an original fantasy it is nevertheless evocative of native tribal wayslong ago when the borders between worlds were fluidLike the original mythsthis

  4. says:

    Bear Daughter is an inspiring Fantasy novel which follows a young bear cub turned girl named Cloud Now a human child Cloud must learn

  5. says:

    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 somet

  6. says:

    SPOILER ALERTThis is an AWESOME book I recommend it to everyoneespecially young women The lead character is given born to gifted with many skills friends and opportunities She does everything she can to deny what who and how she is what she is Throughout the book I repeatedly wanted to slap her; throw her over my knee and spank her 'till h

  7. says:

    One day a bear wakes up as a 12 year old girl and her life is changedCloud is the human Thrush's daughter but also Lord St

  8. says:

    I know this may be an odd thing to say but one of the things that I LOVED about this book is that it sort of read like a video game What do I mean by that? The way that you begin in one location learn and experience things there then move on to other locations When you come back to the original location you see it in a completely new way remembering how you pictured it when you first saw it but now see it through a mature lens That may ma

  9. says:

    This was an idiosyncratic book with a slow start and an ending that I'm not uite sure about but I wholly recommend

  10. says:

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review Wow I simply couldn't put this book down I was very surprised to uickly learn that I was actually reading a book that consists of mythology I was instantly captivated and really enjoys the style of writing; I was completely enveloped in Clouds main character story I f