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The Mermaid Chair: A Novel

The Mermaid Chair: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd 0670033944 9780670033942
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Sue Monk Kidd? stunning debut, The Secret Life of Bees, has transformed her into a genuine literary star. Now, in her much-anticipated new novel, Kidd has woven a transcendent tale that will thrill her legion of fans and cement her reputation as one of the most remarkable writers at work today.Inside the abbey of a Benedictine monastery on tiny Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion.Jessie Sullivan? conventional life has been ?olded to the smallest space possible.? So when she is called home to cope with her mother? startling and enigmatic act of violence, Jessie finds herself relieved to be apart from her husband, Hugh. Jessie loves Hugh, but on Egret Island?amid the gorgeous marshlands and tidal creeks?he becomes drawn to Brother Thomas, a monk who is mere months from taking his final vows. What transpires will unlock the roots of her mother? tormented past, but most of all, as Jessie grapples with the tension of desire and the struggle to deny it, she will find a freedom that feels overwhelmingly right.What inspires the yearning for a soul mate? Few writers have explored, as Kidd does, the lush, unknown region of the feminine soul where the thin line between the spiritual and the erotic exists. The Mermaid Chairis a vividly imagined novel about the passions of the spirit and the ecstasies of the body; one that illuminates a woman? self-awakening with the brilliance and power that only a writer of Kidd? ability could conjure.

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 335

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2005-04-05

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ISBN: 0670033944

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