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False Mermaid by Erin Hart
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Oct 15, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: books-set-in-minnesota, fiction, mysteries, books-set-in-ireland
Read in October, 2011

For some reason I thought this was a stand-alone; when I got it home, I realized it was third in a series and also that it was set largely in St. Paul. Since I lived in Minneapolis for many years and worked in St. Paul for some of them, the locales were familiar, which added to my enjoyment. I loved the way Hart melded an all-too-real contemporary murder story with the legend of the seal-woman. If you enjoy this book, I'd recommend you watch John Sayles's wonderful film THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH. You might also like to listen to Jean Redpath's "Song of the Seals" and at least
one version of "The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry" -- Joan Baez, Maddy Prior, June Tabor and Judy Collins have all recorded it and you can download any of them for 99 cents or so on Amazon or iTunes. I now definitely plan to read the previous two books in the series and look forward to more.

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