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Author Kidd, Sue Monk

Title The mermaid chair / Sue Monk Kidd.

Imprint New York : Viking, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    KIDD,SUE    Available
 GDL Central Library Fiction    KIDD,SUE    Available
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Children's Fiction    j KIDD,SUE    Available
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Fiction    KIDD,SUE    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Fiction    KIDD,SUE    Out of Collection
Description xi, 335 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary 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's conventional life has been "molded to the smallest space possible." So when she is called home to cope with her mother's 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--she 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's 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.
Subject Benedictines -- Fiction.
Married women -- Fiction
Catholic women -- Fiction
Spiritual life -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Monks -- Fiction
South Carolina -- Fiction
Genre/Form Religious fiction
Love stories
ISBN 0670033944 (acid-free paper) : $24.95

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