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The Mermaid Chair
The Mermaid Chair
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
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ISBN-13: 9780143036692
ISBN-10: 0143036696
Publication Date: 3/7/2006
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 1001 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 16
This book was a huge disappointment to me. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES was so wonderful and even magical in some ways. I found it very hard to care about Jessie the main character. She seems to have a great husband but she has decided that she isn't happy anymore. She feels the she needs to get away from her husband and be on her own. Jessie begins having an affair with a monk, who had not yet taken his final vows. I just found this entire book a little bit disturbing.

The author's first novel, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES was wonderful and had a magical quality that has stayed in my mind for weeks. THE MERMAID CHAIR left me feeling empty.
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Helpful Score: 12
A complete disappointment from Sue Monk Kidd. I found the story to be boring, laughable and ridiculously unbelievable.
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Helpful Score: 6
I am sure I will be in a very small minority, but I found this story to be a complete waste of both my time and my money.
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a very interesting book. Interesting in the sense as to where it took me. I did not like the Protagonist, Jessie. I thought the idea of her going to the island to tend to her mother and falling immediately in love with Brother Thomas was sinful and hateful and so totally not real life. But then, with about 100 pages left in the book, I was enlightened and it made more sense. I wont give away the ending but it was unexpected. I was totally down a different path in my mind so the ending was surprising. I am not sure I would agree with the ending. I think in real life the husband (Hugh) would have left her (Jessie). I honestly skimmed thru some of the mermaid, spiritual stuff. In some ways, its almost unnecessary. However, I guess it gave the book more color. The rating for this book improved after I finished it.
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Helpful Score: 5
This was an excellent but melancholy love story about what a woman wants, the truth of life, and what she really has. I appreciate books that are real and that don't try to make everything picture perfect. I liked this book better than Sue monk Kidd's other novel, The Secret Life of Bees. It was difficult to put down!
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Helpful Score: 4
Poignant book about woman dealing with self-evauluation.
Enjoyed the book.
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Helpful Score: 4
A vivid imagined love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband and ultimately a woman and her own soul.
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Helpful Score: 4
Not good, not bad. Just kind of bland.
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Helpful Score: 3
An island. A romance. A rediscovering of what it means to be true to one's heart and truly alive.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved The Secret Life of Bees and could not wait to read The Mermaid Chair but sadly it was a major disappointment. The writing was stale, predictable and the story just dragged. Unlike, The Secret Life of Bees, the characters in The Mermaid Chair never came alive to me. So if you are considering this book look for another.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. The characters are well developed, the love story is mature, and the atmosphere is breathtaking. I can't wait for Kidd's next novel!
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Helpful Score: 3
Stinker! Secret Life of Bees was FABULOUS, this was a massive dud. I heard that the author is a Chrisitan, but somewhere along the lines decided to look for something else, her "inner goddess". She may have found that, but it took away her writing ability.
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Helpful Score: 2
"The Mermaid Chair" is by the same author who wrote "The Secret Life of Bees". I was really excited when I picked up "The Mermaid Chair" because I liked "The Secret Life of Bees" so much. However, I was really disappointed.

While "The Secret Life of Bees" really appealed to me, I just could not get into the story of "The Mermaid Chair". Perhaps because I absolutely could not identify in any way with the main character. Jessie is a middle-aged woman who is unsatisfied with her life. But she's not willing to take any responsibility for her actions, nor is she willing to try to work things out. She is a blamer.

Anyway, enough complaining about the book. I don't recommend it, and I definitely don't recommend that you try the audio book version either. The reader is not so great.
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Helpful Score: 2
I finished it because I read it as part of a book club. The author did a great job creating a self-centered, shallow character (Jessie) for which I had absolutely no sympathy or empathy for. Couple that with some completely absurd and ridiculously bogus legends and plants and, well . . . you get the idea. I also believe the author had her head in the thesaurus too often with descriptions like âsoup skimâ to describe a foggy day.
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Helpful Score: 2
does not compare to The Secret Life of Bees
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Huge, huge, huge, disappointment. A very self-indulgent main character and a very boring read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another great (fictional) read by Sue Monk Kidd! The story is told in the first person and Kidd's creative writing draws you in...I felt like I was Jesse (the woman the story is about). The message is about women finding and accepting themselves before they can love others :)
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Helpful Score: 1
I suppose I was expecting another "Secret Life of Bees". This one wasn't as good to me but it was still a very interesting book. A midlife crisis for one woman brings to life an old secret that shaped her life without her knowing it. Mysterious and thought provoking.
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A vividly imagined love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul. Good, made me think about where I am as wife, mother and person.
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I love Sue Monk Kidd. This book was not as good as "The Secret Life of Bees," but it is a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
not as good as The secret Life of Bees, but it was well written and I enjoyed it.
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This book is a complete disappointment. I think this book will be a huge trigger for anyone who has experienced infidelity. (spoiler) A woman in a close, happy marriage chooses to have an affair with a monk who lives in the marshes. She comes back to her life with her husband as if nothing happened. All is forgiven. No real consequences for what she did. This is one of those fluffy "Follow Your Heart" type of books. I can deal with infidelity in stories (I'm an adult), but the whole unrealistic way of how this happened and was dealt with ruined the book for me. There's no personal growth for the heroine, no hard work to get the couple back together. It's as if the affair never happened.
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Very disappointed by this book. I had read the Secret Life of Bees by Monk Kidd and absolutely loved it. This book however was very slow,I was glad when it was over!
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Helpful Score: 1
Really enjoyed both of her books I have read - this and "The Secret Life of Bees" - probably the latter somewhat more. The images of surroundings were my favorite part - this book left me with an intense desire to visit the barrier islands of South Carolina.
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I loved this book. It is a complex, interesting, multi-generation story for/about women and the intricacies of their relationships. A very satisfying read and, I think better than the Secret Life of Bees.
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Helpful Score: 1
I found this very disappointing after the author's strong and moving first novel, but it was a best seller, so go figure.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was disappointed in this book after all the hullaballoo. It reminded me of "The Bridges of Madison County" (which I also hated) except in a different setting (South Carolina). (The descriptions of the locale are good and ring true. Otherwise, Stereotypical, cliched, cardboard characters and an oh so predictable outcome.
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Helpful Score: 1
It was a fast read. Although the plot was rather original, I was more entranced by the "Secret Life of Bees" which remains one of my favorite books.
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A friend and I like this book almost as much as The Secret Life of Bees. This book really resonated with us. I give it 4 1/2 stars.
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This book was good then went down hill in the last few chapters. I liked hearing about the main character's mother, and about her extra marital relationship with a monk, but in the end, it really let me down. How ever it was an alright book, I'm glad I read it!
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story of a woman coming home and coming of age while she cares for her Mother
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This one was a good one - couldn't put it down.
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It's a good beach read, very chick lit. Sometimes it just seems like it is trying to be other books. I didn't end up loving any of the characters.
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Kind of a weird story, but I liked it. The story takes you to a different place, sort of an ethereal feeling book...I liked the concept (the whole monk thing). Something out of the ordinary.
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it was a little slow to get in to, but then I really liked it.
Good scenes of a South Carolina island and the ecosystem.
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The book is about a woman who goes back to her childhood home to take care of her mother who has chopped off her finger with a knife. The woman is married with a daughter who is in college. Jessie, the married woman, meets a monk, Brother Thomas, while visiting her mother and falls in love with him. Her husband Hugh comes to visit her and learns of the affair. At this point, I had a hard time reading this book because I don't like reading about married people having affairs and cheating on their spouses. Anyway, the book also contains a secret about Jessie's past, in which she blames herself for her father's death. He died when she was a little girl. Aside from the affair, the book is really good.
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Not bad. I had to read this because I was picked to host a book club meeting. I didn't like it at first and had I not been forced to read the whole thing, I wouldn't have kept going and that would have been my loss.
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Really enjoyed this one...stayed up all night to see how it ended...kept me guessing til the end. As a 40-something married woman, this is a must read.
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Entertaining
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as Secret Life of Bees but enjoyable still.
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This book was not as good as The Secret Life of Bees. I liked the setting, but that's about it. I struggled to get through it.
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As good as "The Secret Life of Bees". Island oriented people should enjoy this book. A good story that pulls you into the lives of the characters.
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I enjoyed, The Mermaid Chair, however it did not leave a lasting impression as 'The Secret Life of Bees' did. In the 'The Secret Life of Bees' I felt as if I was part of the book- witnessing the events first hand. The event were based on historical issues and I was captivated. I had hoped for the same feelings of captivation with 'The Mermaid Chair' but was disappointed. In fact I am not sure that I would have finished 'The Mermaid Chair' if I had not enjoyed the author's previous works so much.
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Jessie Sullivan is learning to live life as an empty nester now that her daughter, Dee, has gone off to school at Vanderbilt. Her psychologist husband, Hugh, has encouraged her see someone to help her deal with the changes in her life but she refuses to do that. Then she gets a call from her mothers best friend that sends her back to help care for her widowed mother despite their estrangement.

Jessies father died when she was nine in a boat explosion. Her mother kept the details of the death from Jessie and her brother, but Jessie snooped and found newspaper clippings that indicated that there was something suspicious about the explosion and that it may have been caused by a pipe that her father was smoking. A pipe that her father would have not been smoking if Jessie hadnt given it to him as a gift. All these years, Jessie has blamed herself.

While on the remote Egret Island, where her mother lives, Jessie has to come to terms with her relationship with her mother and her husband and the choices she has made in her life, both in the past and in the present.

I really enjoyed this book. Sue Monk Kidd does a wonderful job developing the characters and setting the scene. I also found myself very frustrated with Jessie Sullivan she was often too harsh, especially with her mother, and very untrue to herself, especially with regard to her relationship with the novice monk.
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Hard to put down! A great read about a woman finding herself by returning home!
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Beautiful narrative that speaks to all women who look for their place in the world of husbands and children.
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While this story isn't as good as her previous, Secret Life of Bees, she is a solid storyteller and an author I'll continue reading.
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This story uses a lot of symbolism and underlying meaning to explain everything that happens in the book. The author would like you to buy into all of this underlying information, but I found it very hard to explain away the happenings in the book as having a deeper meaning. Take away all the symbolism, and what you have is a woman who has an affair just because she's become bored with her husband. Hard for me to feel in alliance with this way of thinking, and I was a little put off by the idea that I should accept this affair as "okay" just because there was all this mysticism and underlying reason for it. Normally when reading a book, I can go where the main character goes in her thinking, but not in this book.
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I liked the character development from suburban housewife to coming into her own while taking care of her mother while living where she grew up - on an island. Her affair with the priest may be bothersome to some people but she grew to know herself - her strengths and weaknesses - and the book reflects her inner turmoil.
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A fabulous summer beach read! I couldn't put it down. Characters so alive they practically leap from the pages. This book will touch your soul.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is a midlife kinda book of self dicovery and healing.
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This book is terrible. It is so slow and doesn't even pick up until about 125 pages into it. Even then, it is not worth reading.
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Interesting and a quick read.
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I could not get into this book to save my life. I skimmed it but just couldn't make myself read it.
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great read
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Story about a woman's mid-life crisis. Lovely and romantic setting on a South Carolina barrier island.
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A very good book
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I liked this book better than the "secret life of bees"
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We know from early in the book that Jessie is restless and not quite content in her empty-nester's life. "I didn't know then what I wanted, but the ache for it was palpable."

I enjoyed this story of a woman returning to her hometown to care for her mentally-deteriorating mother. Along the way, she rediscovers herself in a way that both "damns and saves" her. Even though I've never been married, I could relate to Jessie's character in many ways...wondering what happened to the girl I once was.
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Another fine novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Jessie Sullivan is more or less forced home to attend to her mother, who may have been going crazy. Back at home on her South Carolina island, she confronts her marriage, her loss of self, her past, and her art. When her understanding of her father's death crumbles, and with it her mother's grip on sanity, Jessie puts her own life back together.

I can't possibly do the book justice. It's definitely another "must-read" by Kidd.
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I just couldn't get into this book. I read a few chapters and never had any connection with the characters. Like some of the other reviewers, I didn't think it was anywhere near as good as The Secret Life of Bees. I was so disapointed that I never finished reading it.
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I found the ending just a bit too neat, but even if I didn't love it as much as Secret Life of Bees, it kept me up until about 3 am because I couldn't stop reading.
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Another amazing story by Sue Monk Kidd (author of The Secret Life of Bees as well). A woman's journey of amazing emotional strength and transformation. Difficult to read at times because of the painful decisions that face her. Colorful descriptions of the scenery make you feel like you are there. Highly recommend.
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Liked it, but didn't love it like I did The Secret Life of Bees. The beginning chapters of the book were much more interesting than the end. Near the end, I found myself wanting to rush through it and just get done with it.
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This book is about an empty-nester who is having a sort of mid-life crisis after her daughter leaves for college. The mother of the main character inflicts harm upon herself requiring the daughter to go home which doesn't have the best memories for her. While there she falls in love with a monk and becomes estranged from her husband. She also uncovers some secrets from her past which allow her to sort of get beyond the mid-life crisis.
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Great love story, in the vein of Bridges of Madison County.
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Great read!
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This was a very honest, gripping, story. It was hard to put down.
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great read - very interesting with layers of symbolism, but very quirky and humourous too.
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What a great read....She writes daydreams.
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This is Ms. Kidd's second novel and it won the 2005 Quill Award for Best General Fiction and was the #1 New York Times Bestseller. Great characters.
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Decent story, just not as wonderful as Ms. Kidd's first book.
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As usual, Kidd has a knack for telling a story. You'll like this one if you liked her other ones.
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Read this after reading "The Secret life of Bees" and it was alright. I didn't enjoy it as much as the other book. It was a bit dull and colorless compared to SLB but was an easy read.
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A very suspenseful and compelling story about life, love, and religion.
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Formulaic. Boring.
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Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, tells the love story of a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul.

One critic's review said, "Kidd has a flair for making us see her characters with great vividness and immediacy." I wholeheartedly agree!

Great book!
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Good read, but not as good as The Secret Life of Bees. That is just my opinion.
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Reading this book was like swimming in poetry. The writing is so beautiful and the imagery so glorious, that I was very moved. The story itself was pertinent to me as we are of an age. The 80s tv references were fun too.
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Neat story, but not my typical style or genre of book, so it was a bit slow for me.
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Not as good as Secret Life of Bees. Kidd sold out.
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Very different from this author's first effort--I appreciated the fact that it wasn't just a "sequel" but an entirely new story.
Great reading!
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Along with the Secret Life of Bees, I loved this too.
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Loved this book, quick read. Touched my soul.
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I couldn't put it down. Very thought provoking.
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Another good read from Ms. Kidd. Although not quite comparable to "The Secret Life of Bees", this work is similar in its quirky and lovable characters, and delves deeply into the agony and glory of self discovery. Highly recommend!
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Very interesting and well-written.
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Great read.
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Very good, liked it just as much as her first.
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I had high hopes for this story but was disappointed. The Secret Life of Bees was a challenge for the writer to live up to. Skip this one
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Fun read, kinda odd...in a good way.
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Boring and predictable - not to mention I disagree with the morality of the book too.
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Writing is flawless, as was her original book. This one's been made into a movie for TV (didn't see it.) I felt the plot fell short, but after her "Bees" book, it was tough to follow up with something fantastic. Covers Jesse's midlife crisis, an affair with a monk,and both her and her mother coming to terms with her father's years ago death.
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Mystical & Magical - a beautiful read.
Many say not as good as 'Bees' but its like comparing apples to oranges.
A great book!!!
*Signed by Sue Monk Kidd.*
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Excellent book.
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When Jessie's mother appears to have a mental breakdown, it shakes Jessie out of the mundane life of wife and mother she has both created for herself and trapped herself within. Returning to her childhood home she confronts her estranged mother, the ghost of her revered late father, and (with the help of a monk) journeys to the center of her soul to discover herself.
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A very good read with a happy ending.
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I feel as though someone took a part of my life and wrote a beautiful book about it. I knew the ending because I had lived it.. very well written.
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I really enjoyed it although disagree with the characters actions to "solve" her inner problems.
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Soulful in its probing of the human heart.
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Another "I have it all but I'm miserable" tales. Cliched and predictable.
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Enjoyed it. Vivid images, strong characters, good story.
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Absolutely loved this book. If you liked Secret Life of Bees, you won't be disappointed with this one.
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This is an entertaining story.
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Enjoyable read not as good as her first novel but I would recommend it.
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I liked it.
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Really good book!! I was able to identify with the main character on MANY levels, and by the end of the book I had a new respect for some personal relationships I've had.
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A coming of age novel about a women in her 40s. author also wrote "the Secret Life of Bees"
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Hot southern afternoon .....bonds between mothers and daughters and husbands and wives...profound, sensual story
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I really liked the Secret Life of Bees much better. This story was kind of flat, the only interesting part was the mermaid chair itself and the lore behind it. I had a hard time empathizing with the main character.
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Jessie Sullivan returns to Egret Island,off the coast of South Carolina, to care for her mother and finds herself attracted to a young monk at a Benedictine Monastery where "resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion."
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A vividly imagined love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul, The Mermaid Chair is the transcendent tale of Jesse Sullivan's self discovery.
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Very readable but I preferred The Secret Life of Bees.
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A beautiful story of a woman's self-discovery.
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Sue Kidd REALLY IS a fabulous storyteller and writes beautifully. Any woman in her forties and up should relate to this book.Even though I loved, it has a reality ending that left me down.
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Kidd can really draw you into her story. This one was intriguing, and I couldn't decide how I wanted it to end! I wasn't sure I wanted to finish it and find out what happened, but of course I did. Very good book!
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Riveting story about a womans past, present, & future.
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A vividly imagined love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul. Winner of the 2005 Quill Book Award for general fiction.
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Oh my goodness... There was so much to take in with this book. I found some of the deeply religious undertones to be disturbing at times. Not a big fan of The Mermaid Chair, although Sue Monk Kidd is an incredible story teller.
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Great book, read it today!
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I did not enjoy this book. I was disappointed but really liked "The Secret Life of Bees".
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Wonderful and fun to read
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This is a story of a woman's self discovery with of course a really deep entwined character plot. Another "beach" read. I very much enjoyed it.
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This is a good book. A little quirky but a great read.
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I could not put this book down. The story is set in Egret Island, and it is kind of mysterious. A love story about a woman and a monk.
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THis book is well written, has interesting characters but its plot tends more toward the fantasy genre than my taste.
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Predictable but good.
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Fun and fast read. Good book to get out of your own life for awhile.
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wonderful book! Could not put it down.
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A love story about a monk, a woman and her husband.
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Excellent book! Equally as good as the Secret Life of Bees.
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Loved it!
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So many people compare this book to Sue Monk Kidd's first novel The Secret Life of Bees. Do yourself a favor and do not compare the two. They are entirely different stories. I loved The Mermaid Chair. I also loved The SL of Bees. Just read it and enjoy! Sue Monk Kidd has a phenomenal talent for storytelling.
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If you liked Kidd's Secret Life of Bees (teenage coming of age novel), you will love Kidd's The Mer4maid Chair (middle age women's coming of age novel). It is a love story involving a monk, a woman, her husband, and herself. Loved it!
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love story between a woman and a monk and the lessons to be learned in life
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quirky, but a good quick read. kidd is an author who knows how to let you into her characters.
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I really liked this book!
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I actually liked this book much better than her first. It is a journey of self discovery that more women should venture out on (though not necessarily by being unfaithful to their husbands). A good read.
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After The Secret Life of Bees, it's pretty hard to keep on getting better. This story is about mid-life crisis in a woman's life and the rather extreme way she copes. I guess I liked the writing--lots of detailed imagery about the island on the North Carolina coast which almost made you smell the swamp--but I really didn't like Jessie very much. Kidd really kept you in the dark about the reasons for the Mother's unbalance and the story was well crafted. Well, ok, I liked the story, just not as well as I expected. But not a waste of time, by any means.
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A vividly imagined love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul, The Mermaid Chair is the transcendent tale of Jessie Sullivan's self-discovery.
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Back cover: "A vividly imagined love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband, and ultimately a woman and her own soul."
To me, this was a profound glimpse into the psychology of a lonely, pained soul.
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Light and quick read with some thought-provoking ideas.
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Secret life of bees was much better
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This book is very original in a way where people (at least three) experienced major tragic events in life and how they found their own path in life (after the tragic event(s)) after meeting one another. I am a counselor and I think this book is excellent if you wish to read and try to understand some of the personal choices that a person makes and what feelings pass through them as they go through life.

I absolutely loved how the author included some local history and tales about the 'mermaid chair' in the book. It makes me feel as if I was there in person!

The ending was odd but also realistic. We can't always have a happy ending but we have a human nature to try and make sense of everything we do and experience. I believe that was the main point of the book and it brought some enlightenment for me.

GREAT BOOK! :)
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very good book, I had trouble putting it down, and was pleased with the ending
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Definitely enjoyed this book although The Secret Life of Bees was better in my opinion. I found some aspects of the story a little hard to reconcile as far as the characters' choices but that's part of reading books, right? Appreciating other peoples' perspectives.
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Boring boring boring.
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From the author of The Secret Life of Bees". Another tale set in the south ... you will enjoy it!
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Interesting
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THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT BOOK. I LIKED IT BETTER THAN THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. SAYS SO MUCH ABOUT LOVE AND LOVING. AN AMAZING BOOK. THE AUTHOR HAS AN INCREDIBLE IMAGINATION AND IS A STORYTELLER IN THE TRUE MEANING OF THE WORD
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A vividly imagined love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband =, and ultimately a woman and her own soul, THE MERMAID CHAIR is the transcendent tale of Jessie Sullivan's self-discovery. The #1 New York Times Bestseller, currently being made into a movie, by the author of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
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Nice book!
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A really great read
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Loved it!
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I was entertained but the plot was a bit predictable. Not a very deep book but a light fun read.
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A good read - descriptive story telling
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A vividly imagined love story between a woman and a monk, a woman and her husband and ultimately a woman and her own soul, The Mermaid Chair is the transcendent tale of Jessie Sullivans self discovery
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Great book!
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A good read, however, I enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees more.
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Boring ....