Mia asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 2 months ago

What’s the name of this book about mermaids?

In high school I found a book that I really liked and I’m trying to find it on eBay, but I can’t remember the name. On the cover was a mermaid that was in the water and she is gray with black eyes. In the book there are short stories, one is about a girl who is abused by a family member but she learns to sing to mermaids and when her abuser captures one she sets the mermaid free and the abuser is arrested.

In another story this woman falls in love with a man who turns out was cheating on her. On her way home she meets a merman, they start talking and getting to know each other she tells him about the land and he tells her about the sea. Eventually they fall in love and he comes up with a way for her to breathe underwater and he comes to land later. 

I really hope someone else read these stories.

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  • Zac Z
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the book you're looking for but I was checking all the anthologies (which is what you were obviously reading) containing the word "mermaid" at isfdb.org, a very good resource.

    I've ruled out some of the results because they don't match your description.

    I was going with your description of the cover as I don't know the stories you're describing and there are three entries that could be the book you're looking for. None of them match your description perfectly but sometimes our memory deceives us so have a look if you recognize the book in question.

    Each link is for one specific book but several editions (hardback/paperback, reissues, etc.), hence more than one picture.

    If you click on a cover picture you'll be directed to a page listing the contents of that book. Chances are you will recognize the name of one or several of the stories.

    I know it's a long shot but at least it's better referring to "The Little Mermaid"!   😆

    http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/titlecovers.cgi?17722...

    http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/titlecovers.cgi?18400...

    http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/titlecovers.cgi?33712

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  • 1 month ago

    The only thing I can think about is The Little Mermaid.

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Mermaid Tales from around the World" by Mary Pope Osborne sounds similar.

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  • 2 months ago

    "The Little Mermaid" is what I could think of.

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