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The Mermaid Chair

(2004)
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Sue Monk Kidd's stunning debut, The Secret Life of Bees, has transformed her into a genuine literary star. Now, in her much-anticipated new novel, Kidd has woven a transcendent tale that will thrill her legion of fans and cement her reputation as one of the most remarkable writers at work today.

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 love 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.

What inspires the yearning for a soul mate? Few writers have explored, as Kidd does, the lush, unknown region of the feminine soul where the thin line between the spiritual and the erotic exists. The Mermaid Chair is a vividly imagined novel about the passions of the spirit and the ecstasies of the body; one that illuminates a woman's self- awakening with the brilliance and power that only a writer of Kidd's ability could conjure.

Genre: General Fiction

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February 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7569-6336-2 / 978-0-7569-6336-1 (USA edition)
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December 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 1-84617-083-4 / 978-1-84617-083-6 (UK edition)
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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March 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair: A Novel
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-670-03394-4 / 978-0-670-03394-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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1871 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair, Large Print
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller
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ISBN: 0-7553-0763-1 / 978-0-7553-0763-0 (UK edition)
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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ISBN: 0-14-303669-6 / 978-0-14-303669-2 (UK edition)
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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ISBN: 0-7553-3094-3 / 978-0-7553-3094-2 (UK edition)
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
Author(s): Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 0-7394-5966-X / 978-0-7394-5966-9 (USA edition)
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December 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: The Mermaid Chair
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ISBN: 0-7553-2762-4 / 978-0-7553-2762-1 (UK edition)
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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ISBN: 0-7865-5336-7 / 978-0-7865-5336-5 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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April 2005 : Audio Cassette
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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ISBN: 3001079428 / 978-3001079428
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April 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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ISBN: 1-4159-1625-X / 978-1-4159-1625-4 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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ISBN: 0-14-305743-X / 978-0-14-305743-7 (UK edition)
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March 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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ISBN: 0-14-305742-1 / 978-0-14-305742-0 (UK edition)
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February 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mermaid Chair: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller
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Publisher: Tinder Press
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March 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mermaid Chair
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