Book Review of The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair
The Mermaid Chair
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1


I enjoyed this book, though not as much as Secret Life of Bees. The characters are engaging, but a little more literal than those in Bees. I also find female characters who leave their "normal" lives to find themselves, or whatever, a bit annoying. The reasons for leaving are never compelling enough, the collateral damage always so predictable. That said, it was a pleasant enough read. I might have liked it more, had I read it first. It makes me wonder if the old saw is really true...most authors really only have one great book in them...