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CHARACTERS ´ PLANTHIREINBATH.CO.UK ↠ Adrienne Celt Ition and haunted by the rusalka a spirit that inspired Dvorak's classic operaMerging elements from Bel Canto and Amy and Isabelle The Daughters reveals through four generations the sensuous but precise physicality of both music and motherhood and most mysterious and seductive of all the resonant ancestral lore that binds each mother to the one who came befo. A friend once asked me how I define great writing Great writing can be characterized by many things but one particular thing that makes writing stand out for me is when beautiful words are put to complicated and nuanced thoughts feelings or experiences that I've had but have been unable to articulate to others or even myself There is both a sense of relief and companionship in sharing the articulation of the complicated human experience The Daughters is beautifully written and I would call Celt's writing great for many reasons the novel is enthralling and complex the subjects well researched and her exploration of relationships multi dimensional and enlightening But my favorite thing about reading The Daughters was the sheer number of times I sat back to let a passage or sentence soak in and thought to myself Yes That is exactly it No other words could have captured that feelingthoughtexperience perfectlyRead this novel; it is truly great

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FREE READ ↠ The Daughters â In this virtuosic debut a world class soprano seeks to reclaim her voice from the curse that winds through her family treeSince the difficult birth of her daughter which collided tragically with the death of her beloved grandmother renowned opera sensation Lulu can't bring herself to sing a note Haunted by a curse that traces In this virtuosic debut a world class soprano seeks to reclaim her voice from the curse that winds through her family treeSince the difficult birth of her daughter which collided tragically with the death of her beloved grandmother renowned opera sensation Lulu can't bring herself to sing a note Haunted by a curse that traces back through the women in her fa. Oddly my second book about an opera singer that I've read this year following Alexander Chee's historical melodrama one however is a contemporary tale Lulu the singer has recently given birth to a daughter and is still physically recovering from the ordeal She's also having uite a lot of stress regarding her secret the girl is not her husband's child Does he suspect Should she tell him On top of that there are the uestions likely shared by all new mothers how does the existence of this new person change me Who IS this neonate individual And one thought leading to another Who am I And who was my mother and hers in turnLulu's childhood was one of a rift Her mother a jazz singer was a wild and largely absent figure Her grandmother filled her head with fanciful tales of family history mixing fact with Polish folklore liberally creating a mythic version of an escape from a war torn country the tragedy of lost family members and a devil's bargain that resulted in a curse that would carry down the generations mother to daughterI have to admit that it was the folklore and the curse that brought me to the table I stayed to savor the beautiful language the writing here is lovely However the main focus of the book as the title clearly implies is motherhood and relationships between mothers and daughters and I have to admit that the topic of becoming a mother is not one that enormously interests me The drama between the main character and her husband also didn't grab me at all Others will naturally feel differently I'm sure

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The DaughtersMily she fears that the loss of her remarkable talent and the birth of her daughter are somehow inexplicably connected As Lulu tentatively embraces motherhood she sifts through the stories she's inherited about her elusive jazz singer mother and the nearly mythic matriarch her great grandmother Greta Each tale is steeped in the family's folkloric Polish trad. Oof I'm not even sure I can adeuately sum up what reading this book meant to me The number of times as I read that I felt the gooseflesh break out over my arms due to a particular turn of phrase—ah I lose count At heart Adrienne Celt has written a story of inheritance and legend of women being led by the past into the future of surviving and succumbing to the things they love and fear most Essentially—read this It's lovely It'll be out in August and you should get a copy