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Rose Daughter It is the heart of this place, and it is dying, says the Beast And it is true the center of the Beast s palace, the glittering glasshouse that brings Beauty both comfort and delight in her strange new environment, is filled with leafless brown rosebushes But deep within this enchanted world, new life, at once subtle and strong, is about to awakenTwenty years ago, Robin McKinley dazzled readers with the power of her novel Beauty Now this extraordinarily gifted novelist returns to the story of Beauty and the Beast with a fresh perspective, ingenuity, and mature insight With Rose Daughter, she presents her finest and most deeply felt work a compelling, richly imagined, and haunting exploration of the transformative power of love


About the Author: Robin McKinley

Born in her mother s hometown of Warren, Ohio, Robin McKinley grew up an only child with a father in the United States Navy She moved around frequently as a child and read copiously she credits this background with the inspiration for her stories Her passion for reading was one of the most constant things in her childhood, so she began to remember events, places, and time periods by what books she read where For example, she read Andrew Lang s Blue Fairy Book for the first time in California The Chronicles of Narnia for the first time in New York The Lord of the Rings for the first time in Japan The Once and Future King for the first time in Maine She still uses books to keep track of her life.McKinley attended Gould Academy, a preparatory school in Bethel, Maine, and Dickinson College in 1970 1972 In 1975, she was graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College In 1978, her first novel, Beauty, was accepted by the first publisher she sent it to, and she began her writing career, at age 26 At the time she was living in Brunswick, Maine Since then she has lived in Boston, on a horse farm in Eastern Massachusetts, in New York City, in Blue Hill, Maine, and now in Hampshire, England, with her husbandPeter Dickinsonalso a writer, and with whom she co wrote Water Tales of Elemental Spirits in 2001 and two lurchers crossbred sighthounds.Over the years she has worked as an editor and transcriber 1972 73 , research assistant 1976 77 , bookstore clerk 1978 , teacher and counselor 1978 79 , editorial assistant 1979 81 , barn manager 1981 82 , free lance editor 1982 85 , and full time writer Other than writing and reading books, she divides her time mainly between walking her hellhounds, gardening, cooking, playing the piano, homeopathy, change ringing, and keeping her blog.



10 thoughts on “Rose Daughter

  1. says:

    This is Robin McKinley s second take on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale I m a lifelong fan of McKinley, but this book was my first indication that her writing style might be headed in a direction that is, shall we say, less accessible to the average reader I ve read Rose Daughter twice, several years apart, but still have extremely mixed emotions about it It s slow paced, it introduces interesting ideas and then si


  2. says:

    2.5 stars The first half wasn t that bad.Actually, mid way through this book I thought it was pretty good, and I was sure that this one was going to end up wrangling 4 or 5 stars out of me Oh well, I ve been wrong before Several things happened that lowered my enjoyment level down to nothing, and they all happened toward the end First, it s not like the pace in Rose Daughter was very fast to begin with, but I was dealing


  3. says:

    I talk about my love for Robin McKinley s books a lot I know everyone s read Beauty It was her first book It s essentially a classic of fairy tale retellings now And I love it and will always love it for giving me a Beauty who was not beautiful and avoided mirrors at all cost and a Beast with a library of books from all the ages, including ones that hadn t even been written yet Makes my little heart sing just thinking of i


  4. says:

    I read this book as a teenager but retained no memory of it After reading it again, I know why McKinley says in the afterward that she chose to revisit the Beauty and Beast story because she hadto say, especially about roses Well, that s about all she has to say in this book Lots about gardening, description of stuff, and cutesy wootsy little animals Other than that, nothing goes on in this book whatsoever.The problem with t


  5. says:

    Robin McKinley s Rose Daughter tells the story of Beauty and the Beast, which she has already told before, and in my opinion, better, in Book Beauty She claims she felt she had to retell the story when she learnedabout roses, after cultivating them Never have I read a book before where I felt so much like the author was simply marking time until she got to the bit with the compost Manure provides an important climactic moment


  6. says:

    what a mess a slow, painful, overly descriptive mess it took me F.O.R.E.V.E.R to get into it and then once i did, i found the story only remotely interesting AND even that was like pulling teeth to get through why does she fall in love with him because of 6 or 7 encounters and conversations what s with all the animals and the cat that gave birth on her bed while she was sleeping gross burn those sheets i know there had to be som


  7. says:

    If you can believe it, this was my first Robin McKinley novel I know But the good thing is, I found it absolutely lovely, and I know that when I get to Beauty, I ll love it, too, especially knowing how the rest of you adore it I ve been told before that this author s work is right up my alley, and it really is lyrical and haunting, full of magic and folklore I ll definitely be making time to check out the author s backlist, includ


  8. says:

    The second of McKinley s Beauty and the Beast retellings.B tB is a problematic story arguably a Stockholm Syndrome romance but there are other aspects of the story that also interest me, which are brought to the forefront when reading two retellings of the story by the same author The similarities and differences, and the message we re supposed to take from the story view spoiler Love as a curse breaker is the first core of this sto


  9. says:

    Beauty lives in Rose Cottage with her sisters Lionheart and Jeweltongue and is learning to be happy Then her father steals a rose from an enchanted castle and must send his youngest daughter to the Beast s lair where she sets about healing his damaged rosebushes and also his heart 1 I was not prepared for that ending and am honestly kind of side eyeing McKinley hard for allowing it to end like that I was not prepared to have to accept


  10. says:

    Definitely not my favourite of McKinley s works I thought I d like itthan Beauty, and in one sense I do, in that something that bothers me about the ending of Beauty is addressed here and a different sort of ending written I like the world, the sisters, the domestic stuff that as usual McKinley shines with I liked the castle and Beauty s work there, and the way other little bits of fairytale lore come in like her experiential seven days


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