Sue Monk Kidd's stunning debut, The Secret Life of Bees, became a
bestselling phenomenon and a modern classic. Now, in her luminous new
novel, Kidd has woven a tale that will cement her reputation as one of
the most remarkable writers at work today.
Inside the church of a
Benedictine monastery on tiny Egret Island, just off the coast of South
Carolina, resides a mysterious chair carved with mermaids and dedicated
to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion.
Jessie is summoned home to the island to cope with her mother's
inexplicable act of violence, she is living with her husband, Hugh.
Jessie loves Hugh, but she finds herself drawn to Brother Thomas, a monk
who is soon to take his final vows.
Is the power of the mermaid
chair only a myth? Or will it alter the course of Jessie's life? What
transpires will unlock the roots of her mother's tormented past and it
will allow Jessie to make a marriage unto herself.
The Mermaid Chair
is a vividly imagined novel about the passions of the spirit and the
ecstasies of the body. It illuminates the awakening of a woman to her
own deepest self with a brilliance and power that only a writer of
Kidd's ability could conjure. Download and start listening now!