The Mermaid's Child

The Mermaid's Child

Paperback - 2015
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"In this historical fantasy novel, the author brings us the magical story of a young girl in search of her mother ... who just might be a mermaid. Malin has always been different, and when her father dies, leaving her alone, her choice is clear: stay, and remain an outsider forever, or leave in search of the mythical inheritance she is certain awaits her. Apprenticed to a series of strange and wonderful characters, Malin embarks on a grueling journey that crosses oceans and continents-- from the high seas to desert plains-- and leads to a discovery that she could never have expected. Beautifully written and hauntingly strange, this book is a remarkable piece of storytelling, and an utterly unique work of fantasy."--Page 4 of cover.
Published: New York, NY :, Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC,, 2015.
Edition: First Vintage books edition.
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780804172639
Branch Call Number: F BAK
Characteristics: 277 pages ;,21 cm.


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Sep 26, 2017

realy bad language

Jul 06, 2017

The beginning of the story held the promise of adventure. Yet, for me, it ended in a flat & disappointing conclusion. Everything wrapped up almost too neatly, and still I found myself hoping for a sequel that would better explain the ending. Still worth it, if only for the first few chapters.

Sep 01, 2016

Wow. I loved everything about this story, from the names chosen for the characters and the title, to the spectacular writing style and ending. The reviews for this book are divided -I'm surprised it's not getting better ratings to be honest- but I clearly stand on the side of fans. I will be reading all of Jo Baker’s books. I’ve definitely discovered a favourite!

Aug 06, 2015

Once again we have a well-written book that falls into the searching or lost woman/the powerful sea/healing through giving birth. Good book, good writing, but such a common cliche these days.


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