Book Review of The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair
The Mermaid Chair
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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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.