|East (2003) [Novel]|
by Edith Pattou
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(From the publisher):
A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantment.(card catalog description)
Rose is the youngest of seven children, meant to replace her dead sister.
Maybe because of that, she's never really fit in.
She's always felt different, out of place in her family, a wanderer in a bunch of homebodies. So when an enormous white bear mysteriously shows up and asks her to come away with him--in exchange for health and prosperity for her ailing family--she readily agrees.
Rose travels on the bear's broad back to a distant and empty castle, where she is nightly joined by a mysterious stranger. In solving that mystery, she loses her heart, discovers her purpose, and realizes her travels have only just begun.
(from the publisher)
A retelling of the fairy tale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon,"
Original title: East
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales & Folklore→ Retellings