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Dagmars Daughter By Kim Echlin Dagmars Daughter Mystical seductive and brimming with music and magic Dagmar s Daughter follows three generations of passionate women Norea emerges from the destitute Irish village of her childhood and stows hersel
  • Title: Dagmars Daughter
  • Author: Kim Echlin
  • ISBN: 9780143170594
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dagmars Daughter By Kim Echlin Mystical, seductive, and brimming with music and magic, Dagmar s Daughter follows three generations of passionate women Norea emerges from the destitute Irish village of her childhood and stows herself on a ship bound for a remote island in the Gulf of St Lawrence Her daughter, Dagmar, is born with an uncanny ability to control the weather, and Dagmar s daughter Nyssa iMystical, seductive, and brimming with music and magic, Dagmar s Daughter follows three generations of passionate women Norea emerges from the destitute Irish village of her childhood and stows herself on a ship bound for a remote island in the Gulf of St Lawrence Her daughter, Dagmar, is born with an uncanny ability to control the weather, and Dagmar s daughter Nyssa is as musically brilliant as her father and as struck with wanderlust.
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    About "Kim Echlin"

    1. Kim Echlin

      Kim Echlin was born in Burlington, Ontario After completing a doctoral thesis on Ojibway story telling, she travelled in search of stories through the Marshall Islands, China, France, and Zimbabwe On her return to Canada she became an arts documentary producer with CBC s The Journal, and a writer for various publications Her first novel, Elephant Winter, won the TORGI Talking Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the 1997 Chapters Books in Canada First Novel Award Her latest novel is The Disappeared She currently lives in Toronto with her husband and children.

    363 thoughts on “Dagmars Daughter”

    1. Mystical tale of life and lore from down east in maritime Canada The author is superbly talented with imagery and expression The characters and the plot are masterfully drawn Criticism of the masses indicates that some readers had trouble following the story usually my own problem Not here Not a single paragraph was skimmed and not a single scene was unclear This book may, in fact, be a masterpiece, but for the other fact that I do not feel qualified to confer such a lofty designation I am going [...]


    2. The book makes many references to mythology and some of the meaning is between the words It has to be thought about, felt Not everything is revealed in black and white In my opinion this is necessary If the depth of the themes about women, cycles, generations, love and darkness could be accurately expressed in black and white, there would be no need to write the book It creates something greater than, something that is a struggle to express.


    3. If there s one book I ve read recently that deserves six stars, it s this onepurely for descriptive finesse and setting the tone and beauty of Newfoundland, its music and folklorehtaking achievement



    4. A compelling read I enjoyed the vivid musical descriptions The touch of magic in the story lent it a fairy tale hue As usual, Echlin s writing is a delight to read.


    5. There is something other worldly about this book in a way that speaks to lyrical beauty, mythology, folklore The prose hums with music evident in the rhythm of the novel and its role as a theme and unifier between the characters Ultimately, the book is about a lineage of passionate women and in a way the men that have been there and failed them simultaneously, but importantly how these women support each other Honestly, it s the writing that sells the book in its poetic, dream like movement.


    6. It was so difficult to get through this I think it tried too hard to be mysterious and ended up just not making any sense Echlin has clearly done her research but unfortunately it s not been as successful as in her first novel Elephant Winter, which I loved.There is nothing admirable or endearing about a single one of these characters The two stars basically reflect my inability to be truely harsh about anything.


    7. I had a lot of trouble with this book there were times I was enjoying it and many times I was puzzled it carries through 3 generations of very strong women Music is also integral to the story, particularly fiddle and bass instruments playing east coast or Irish songs There was also a lot of unfamiliar vocabulary that even my tablet dictionary had no meaning for.


    8. I d like to re read this and give myself time to get to know the characters I got very caught up in the fairy tale style of writing, and the story itself, and read it very quickly to find out what would happen next There were times that I had to go back to untwist my confused impression of what was happening or which character was involved I did enjoy it, though.


    9. There is a magic to this story that is hard to put your finger on I have always considered this to be the female answer to Narcissus and Goldmund The genius in both works is in their simplicity I think.


    10. I really wanted to love this, but I just couldn t I think Echlin got too caught up in her prose and maybe paid too little attention to her story If you like the female and mystical aspects of this book, read Four Mothers by Shifra Horn It s much better.


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