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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (43,622 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Monk Kidd Narrator: Eliza Foss Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

When 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.                                          

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandra Guzman | 2/17/2014

    " Loved this book. Short chapters and loved her writing. She also had some challenging vocabulary words which I loved! Awesome read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Llyn Carter | 1/31/2014

    " not nearly as good as The Secret Life of Bees "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Deb | 1/17/2014

    " I really enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees and looked forward to The Mermaid Chair. What a disappointment. Nothing much about this story worked for me. I didn't like the writing, nor did I care for the characters. The word contrived comes to mind when thinking about the story, the ending in particular. A pathetic follow up to Bees. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cbrion | 1/15/2014

    " Well written and entertaining. Read it on the beach on vacation. "

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