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About the Author

Kim Antieau is the author of many novels, including most recently Ruby's Imagine, Broken Moon, and Coyote Cowgirl. She and her husband Mario Milosevic swim in the Pacific Northwest and Desert Southwest.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440452245
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440452246
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,214,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was a wild child, and I spent as much time outdoors as I could. The rest of the time I spent reading and writing'and running around in my imagination. When I was in elementary school, I "discovered" that my friends and I were really from another planet, sent here as Earth girls to observe the local fauna: i.e., humans. We came from a planet where girls and women had all the power, politically and magically. Men and boys didn't do much! So during recess, my friends and I often went on adventures to save the world. I wrote some of these adventures down, but I was a writer even before then. I used to draw pictures and staple them into books before I could read. And my parents bought me a small printing press, so I created my own books, too. And now I'm all grown up and still writing stories. I love my job.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kerrdelune on November 20, 2008
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I am absolutely delighted that this beautiful book has made its appearance, and that at long last, Myla and the Old Mermaids are bringing their stories and their fey wisdom into the world we know.

This is a wondrous magical tale, one to be treasured and to be read over and over again, learning something incandescent at every reading. The world needs mermaid sanctuaries - it needs old mermaids, young mermaids, novices, postulants and full ordained mermaid sisters. I've already signed up...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Loftus on April 22, 2010
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The ideas in Kim Antieau's beautiful novel make a heady magical-realist cocktail of emotional survival through storytelling, trickster wiles on La Frontera, women's wisdom, surpassing sadness, the stark beauty of the Sonoran desert, apotheosis through compassion, and earth-mother wisdom. I can see why Kim has so many ardent fans. I gave it 4 stars because I found the romantic plotline a little hard to believe, but the love Kim had for her characters pours forth from this work like an oasis in the desert she describes. When you become a parishoner of the Church of the Old Mermaids, you belong for life. You don't just read this story, you become a part of it. Encore!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By happy cook on February 21, 2011
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I loved this book. It was a story I had to read as quickly as I could, I had to know what happened. Beautiful story, wonderful images of mermaids and a celebration of love and tzedakah. Made me happy to be human....made me wish to be an old mermaid
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn King on July 29, 2010
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I love this book so much, it's heartwarming and imaginative - Kim has a real gift for storytelling!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stormcrow Grayhelm on July 27, 2009
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I read a lot books but every once in a while I get a book that is just what I needed. This was one of those books.

Beautifully written it can not fail to touch you. The stories of the Old Mermaids woven through its pages make it impossible to put it down.

Once read I'm sure you'll want to search the wash of its pages for any hidden treasures you may have missed the first time.

Read this book it might be just what you need. But before you do close your eyes and take a deep breath.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rishell Graves on July 5, 2013
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I read Church of the Old Mermaids after having major surgery. I was living in a state of pain and loss, fear and worry, and somehow this book was just what I needed to help me heal. The old mermiads wove themselves into my life with their wisdom, humor and love.
Kim is not only a great storyteller, but also a wise and wonderful Sage.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles de Lint on February 23, 2009
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Kim Antieau is a gift, pure and simple. She writes book after book that uplift and inspire, and sometimes have a decent recipe in them, too. Chuch of the Old Mermaids is simply one more treasure to add to her growing body of work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tracie L. Jones on January 15, 2012
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I loved this book so much that as soon as I finished it, I started it again...then I recommended it to friends. One of my favorite things about this book is that the characters are so real, real enough that they could have been written about people I know. I love how Kim blends fantasy with reality...such a good storyteller.
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