The Mermaid Chair

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Click for availability and more information The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd's newest book The Mermaid Chair is a great summer read. Set on Egret Island off the coast of South Carolina, you can almost feel the wildlife, tidal creeks and marshlands. Jessie Sullivan, age 43, has gone to the island where she grew up to help her mother who is having a mental breakdown. While discovering what is causing her mother's problems and how her mother's demons have affected Jessie's life, Jessie falls in love with Brother Thomas. Brother Thomas is about to take his final vows at the island's Benedictine monastery but is torn between the woman he has fallen in love with and his devotion to the church. I'm sure the many fans of Ms. Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees will enjoy this book as well.

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