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short_soprano
Homer's Daughter | Robert Graves
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This book was quite enjoyable, however, I don‘t think it would be enjoyable to anyone not familiar with The Odyssey. It‘s a very clever retelling, and I enjoyed the main character. The first 60 pages are pretty slow, but it picks up after that.

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VioletMoonBooks
The Odyssey | Homer
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The Odyssey | Homer
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kspenmoll
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Spent some time with hubby in UConn‘s B & N, whiling away the time until my son‘s class tonight ended. Love this mural that adorns a wall. Also picked up tagged book on their 50% off table. #artandbooks #TheOdyssey #Penelope

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ThisIsLilli
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The Odyssey retold from the viewpoint of Penelope - what more could you ask for?! This is a first-person account which succeeds in retelling a well-worn myth in such a way that it is still both absorbing and intriguing. For someone who studied Classics and loves myth retellings, this was a fantastic read.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#thepenelopiad #margaretatwood #myth #theodyssey #retelling #firstperson #fivestars

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VioletMoonBooks
The Odyssey | Homer
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Smarkies I have always wanted to read this... 😁 9mo
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flying_monkeys
Summer of the Mariposas | Guadalupe Garcia McCall
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A sweet middle grade read for anyone who enjoys #magicalrealism #retellings of the #TheOdyssey with #sisters who fight but have an unbreakable bond. Their quest takes them from Texas, across the border to #Mexico, and back. And this is an #ownvoices book too!

flying_monkeys On a side note, in her Author‘s Note, McCall writes about why she chose La Llorona and how she finds the legend‘s behavior “too abhorrent an act for any mother to carry through.” The author‘s view of mothers & motherhood is sweet but naïve. She obviously has had little to no experience with toxic mothers and/or the mothers who murdered their children purely for selfish reasons. See Diane Downs and Susan Smith for modern examples. 10mo
flying_monkeys Also, the publisher created a “Mythological Glossary for Summer of the Mariposas” which shows all the parallels to The Odyssey https://www.leeandlow.com/images/pdfs/Mythological_Glossary.pdf 10mo
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Summer of the Mariposas | Guadalupe Garcia McCall
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“It was a magical time, full of dreaminess and charm, a time to watch the mariposas emerge out of their cocoons, gather their courage, and take flight while we floated faceup in the water. And that‘s exactly what we were doing the morning the body of a dead man drifted into our swimming haven.” (p. 4)

#currentlyreading #ownvoices #Mexico #magicalrealism #retellings #TheOdyssey

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The Odyssey | Homer
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