The Women's Studies Shelf.
A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids
Atria Books/Beyond Words
c/o Beyond Words Publishing
20827 NW Cornell Road, Suite 500
Hillsboro, OR 97124
9781582701608, $16.99, www.beyondwords.com
A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids pairs lovely painted color portraits of mermaids with discussions of modern women caught in their own emotions and dilemmas. From handling aging to expressing self through dress, choosing a compatible mate, or letting one's love shine, this pairs simple advice with mermaid-oriented anecdotes in one-page easy and entertaining inspirations that go far beyond the usual one-line inspirational guides on the market. Perfect light but pointed reading for women interested in making the most of their lives, and for generalinterest libraries.