The Mermaid Quilt & Other Tales

The Mermaid Quilt & Other Tales

Beth Camp / Jan 29, 2020
The Mermaid Quilt Other Tales Mermaids permeate this collection of short stories and poems A grieving artist sleeps under a mermaid quilt A mermaid argues with a scholar A pottery maker s daughter befriends a mysterious stranger A
  • Title: The Mermaid Quilt & Other Tales
  • Author: Beth Camp
  • ISBN: 9781301370092
  • Page: 183
  • Format: ebook
  • Mermaids permeate this collection of short stories and poems A grieving artist sleeps under a mermaid quilt A mermaid argues with a scholar A pottery maker s daughter befriends a mysterious stranger A cowboy falls in love with the last mermaid Two young girls purchase a carved mermaid at a garage sale A mermaid finds respite in a tree And we discover what mermaids lMermaids permeate this collection of short stories and poems A grieving artist sleeps under a mermaid quilt A mermaid argues with a scholar A pottery maker s daughter befriends a mysterious stranger A cowboy falls in love with the last mermaid Two young girls purchase a carved mermaid at a garage sale A mermaid finds respite in a tree And we discover what mermaids like to eat.From the frozen Arctic to Mexico, Scotland, Russia, Brazil, and the suburban United States, these delicate stories and poems, sometimes funny, sometimes dark, shaped by myth from long ago, speak of love, revenge, and redemption Written for adults, they unravel the heart songs of people who have been buffeted by life They reinforce our yearning for something good and beautiful, and they reveal a fragile line between reality and magic.Readers have called these stories and poems, beautiful, lyrical, touching One reader noted, Camp has a lovely knack for capturing human emotions in a way that is both fresh the writing and familiar the sense of having lived through the same things the character is living through, even if you haven t Take this book to the coast on a stormy weekend, sit by the fire, and enjoy a real treat.
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      • Beth Camp

        When I was a kid, I prowled the library to check out the thickest, heaviest books I could find Two Years Before the Mast The Wandering Jew Quo Vadis Books I could fall into and pretend I lived in the past Places I dreamed of visiting some day As a teen, I discovered my grandmother s 5 volume sets of Hemingway, the short stories of Poe and de Maupassant I began writing poetry and short stories then.Sometimes it seemed that my family moved every time the rent was due I attended some 13 high schools on the West coast of the US and daydreamed of attending college I balanced working full time with taking classes it took ten years to earn my degree, with odd jobs and careers in international banking and corporate consulting along the way before I became an English teacher at a community college where I taught for 26 years Today, I live in Spokane, in eastern Washington, with my husband, and close to our daughter, her husband, and granddaughter Restless feet and writing projects keep us traveling These days, we re planning a summer trip across Canada where I ll be drafting the next book in the Standing Stones series The writing travels with me

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    1. If you like mermaid tales resisting all puns here , I ve got a gentle book for you, The Mermaid Quilt and Other Tales by Beth Camp Her slim collection of mermaid inspired tales and poems spans from the impoverished and steamy coast of Mexico to the cold to the unforgiving seas of the Arctic to the lyrical Scottish seaside Even freshwater mermaids get the treatment during one of the haunting tales, Rusalka, that embraces a hope for the future during an episode of a brutal purge of the Jews in Ru [...]


    2. Connected with the mystical thread of mermaids, Beth Camp weaves a great historical collection of short stories and poems that tug at the heart of the reader Some passages are light, some are moody, and some are dark such is the human experience I liked the mix forum of writing It piqued my curiosity and kept my interest Good things do come in small packages I ve enjoyed the book Take a look.


    3. This short collection by Beth Camp includes the expected mermaids, but also introduces mythic sea women that aren t as familiar I suppose it shouldn t be a surprise that those dependent upon seas and waterways for their livelihood, yet often endangered by them, would have similar themes in their lore These themes are well represented in The Mermaid Quilt Other Tales There is fear, wonder, desperation, and occasionally playful joy But despite some similarity in themes, the stories are told from a [...]


    4. This is a lovely set of shorts and poems I read most of it in a cabin in the woods overlooking the sea on a rainy day The stories are quite feminine and gentle for the most part My favorites were probably La Sirena, Rusalka, and The Last Mermaid The latter feels like it could be the beginning of a remarkable novel


    5. Interesting readI found this book in the Fairy Godreaders group on I was intrigued by the cover and premise I was not disappointed I love story collections that stand on their own The writing was clean and it covered mermaids from all over the world I appreciated the author s willingness to write many different cultures Some of the stories were stronger than others, but they were all well written Some of the imagery was really beautiful, too I m glad I read this.


    6. This is a quiet book, great for settling down with a cup of tea There is a somewhat sad feeling as many of the protagonists abandoned humanity in favor of the sea However, I enjoyed each story and the collection as a whole.



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