Friday, August 3, 2012

The Selkie's Daughter by Mary Elizabeth Budd

The legend of the selkie is retold among a modern day family living on the central Oregon Coast. What I enjoyed most about this story is that it took specific places with which I am familiar (from Beverley Beach to the local Fred Meyer's store) and used them as a mysterious setting to unfold the drama and tragedy that surrounds one family. I appreciated the almost realistic contemporary version of the ancient legend of seals that can turn into humans and the way the reader is left speculating for some time if this is really the case, but the ending seemed somewhat underdeveloped.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: Thesis ENG 206 .B83s,1st Floor Thesis Collection
Review submitted by Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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