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  • Paperback
  • 422
  • Bear Daughter
  • Judith Berman
  • English
  • 08 December 2019
  • 9780441013227

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 Fictio

  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 by reading the author's essay on her struggle not to appropriate It's

  3. says:

    Confusing as this book can sometimes bethe writing is strong and confidentlike bear daughter herselfmost of the time This mythologic

  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 human manners and avoid the wrath of her mother's husband Rumble I did love the various character

  5. says:

    This was a chance find I went to the library looking for books for the Fall Challenge at the Seasonal Reading Cha

  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 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 Stink's the bear king When she awakens as a girl Thrush's current husband Rumble ostracizes

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    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 Tha

  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 it to

  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 t

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Judith Berman ¸ 6 Review

Bear Daughter

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. 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 her bum was lobster red and most of the time I felt the need to shake her as hard as possible while screaming at her you inconsiderate rude selfish scared too proudsnivelingprissypoor thing She consistently makes the same mistakes we all do in relationships Most of the time her emotions have a head start on reason or logic and she speaks before thinking 999% of the time All the fear and pride she has seems to control her mouth She personifies everything we fear to do and do do during all those times when we know we are wrong we know we canshould admit we are in the wrong but don t Regardless of what is best for us we allow our fear and pride to speak out instead and dig ourselves deeper This habit of hers both frustrates me and endears her to me I recognize so much of my own fears in relationships and pride and the book resonates with the clean truth of why we allow fears and pride to chose our paths so often

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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. 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 Stink s the bear king When she awakens as a girl Thrush s current husband Rumble ostracizes her and her Aunt Glory takes her into her own home and teaches her how to be human But when Rumble killed Lord Stink and Cloud s brothers he took on some of Lord Stink s power and that power is corrupting him and the human worldHaunted by dreams of her ghost brothers Cloud must go on a uest to rescue the bones of her bear family and rid the human world of corruption but to do so she must acknowledge both the human and the bear within herBear Daughter combines Native American spiritual mythology with a Western uest narrative that reminded me of the wild swans fairy tale an analogy she also makes in this wonderful interview It s a uniue fantasy novel and I enjoyed the mythology and the connection with the wild I did feel frustrated by the middle Cloud pursues the same uest throughout the novel but the uest is constantly thwarted over and over in countless ways It becomes a bit annoying after a while However I loved both the beginning and end as well as the mythos Thanks to Jalilah for recommending this one 355

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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. 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 by reading the author s essay on her struggle not to appropriate It s a thoughtful essay and one which I recommendThat out of the way it was nice to read a story in which no white people appeared discluding the girl on the cover who could only look whiter if she were blonde The culture was treated as normal rather than a deviation from the norm and the author made the interesting choice which I decided I liked to use the less exotic word whenever one was available house instead of longhouse feast instead of potlatchThe story is long and comfortably inhabits the liminal space between the mundane and the spiritual Cloud the protagonist is at times self centered cowardly and sullen and yet remains likable somehow perhaps because of her loyalty to those she loves I liked that the culture s patriarchal tendencies were not white washed and that the class system s fundamental injustice was treated franklyRecommended for those who want an unconventional uest story and good writing