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S paperback publication Now in her luminous new novel Kidd has woven a transcendent tale that will thrill her legion of fans Telling the story of Jessie Sullivan a love story between a woman and a m After glancing over the goodreads reviews of this book and seeing how negative they were I was expecting to dislike or simply feel apathy for this book But I really loved it surprisingly so I enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees but I didn t connect to the characters as much as I connected to Jessie in this story This book tackles a difficult subject how can you fall in love with someone else while still married to a wonderful man who hasn t changed The goodreads complaints were that Jessie has no reason to fall for another man her husband is seemingly perfect and she s just selfish and awful for not wanting him But I loved the gray areas of the story and I didn t find myself able to judge her easily and I m pretty judgmental The story is this Middle aged artist and housewife Jessie returns to her childhood home off the coast of South Carolina to care for her aging and depressed mother She has avoided home because of the sad memories she has of her father being killed in an accident when Jessie was a child and she blames herself for his death While there she falls for a Benedictine monk who turns Jessie s life upside down Kidd writes beautifully and I read this faster than a lot of other recent novels I thought she explained but never excused Jessie s confused emotions and behaviors realistically nothing is ever black and white even love Especially love And what she and the reader realizes at the end is how much she has closed herself off from her mother her husband and especially herself I was touched by the character s honesty and her humanity and I thought it was a beautiful story of how a person has to sink to the very bottom before they can climb their way back to the surface Survive by the Team transcendent Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, tale Washington! (Wagons West, that will Tennessee! (Wagons West, thrill her legion of fans Telling Celebration! (Wagons West, the story of Jessie Sullivan a love story between a woman and a m After glancing over Texas! (Wagons West, the goodreads reviews of I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery this book and seeing how negative Revenge ni Miss Piggy they were I was expecting Breakfast Book to dislike or simply feel apathy for The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade this book But I really loved it surprisingly so I enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees but I didn Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, t connect A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery to Card Concepts the characters as much as I connected Schadenfreude to Jessie in Emotional Victory this story This book Still Life with Woodpecker tackles a difficult subject how can you fall in love with someone else while still married Bo Knows Bo to a wonderful man who hasn Gender and Food t changed The goodreads complaints were Radio Silence that Jessie has no reason Finer Women to fall for another man her husband is seemingly perfect and she s just selfish and awful for not wanting him But I loved Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the gray areas of Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the story and I didn Crazy Horses Girlfriend t find myself able Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium to judge her easily and I m pretty judgmental The story is Hannah Has Two Mommies this Middle aged artist and housewife Jessie returns Child Support to her childhood home off 777 the Lost Blood the coast of South Carolina Know My Name to care for her aging and depressed mother She has avoided home because of Abandoned Alice the sad memories she has of her father being killed in an accident when Jessie was a child and she blames herself for his death While Map My Heart there she falls for a Benedictine monk who Scandal turns Jessie s life upside down Kidd writes beautifully and I read The Fashion Condition this faster Embellish Me than a lot of other recent novels I The Snakehead thought she explained but never excused Jessie s confused emotions and behaviors realistically nothing is ever black and white even love Especially love And what she and Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light the reader realizes at The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the end is how much she has closed herself off from her mother her husband and especially herself I was Truly Wilde touched by VEGAN ganz anders the character s honesty and her humanity and I Albert Reynolds thought it was a beautiful story of how a person has An Infamous Army (Alastair, to sink Score! to Abela the very bottom before A Sisters Secret they can climb Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch their way back Butchers Crossing to Unchained Melanie the surface

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Onk a woman and her husband and ultimately a woman and her own soul Kidd charts a journey of awakening and self discovery illuminated with a brilliance that only a writer of her ability could conjur I bought this book when I went with my mother to go hear Sue Monk Kidd speak Let me tell you she speaks as elouently as she writes She s also just as witty After hearing her speak I realized that a lot of her personality comes through in her writing Her amazing writingShe spoke of how she felt The Mermaid Chair was going to be often compared to The Secret Life of Bees and maybe wouldn t be able to live up to the high praise it s earned so far She also worried about the characters being too similar I don t think Sue has anything to worry about The only thing the two books have in common is the author s writing a beautiful flowing and engaging styleI think I like Sue s style so much because it has the right amount of description for things her dialogue is realistic and when you think about it her stories seem so outlandish but when reading it you can see it actually happening Her writing is also very elouent and deep but fun and witty at the same timeThere are no characters in The Mermaid Chair that are reminiscent of any in The Secret Life of Bees and specifically what Kidd was worried about was people might roll there eyes at another pack of strong female characters taking presidence in the book I didn t and don t see any problem in that We need as many strong literary female characters as we can get And these women that you grow to love are as strong as they comeThe way the love story was written out was also so wonderful You find yourself feeling for Jessie s dilemna of being in love with two men Kidd doesn t write it so you re leaning towards one man over the other well you may be but it s honestly hard to choose because both men are so likeable and good looking and genuinely care for Jessie And though Hugh is the only one painted as having any flaws they re pointed out to us by Jessie who after twenty years of marriage has come to find some things he does annoying which she later comes to realize and we know are endearingPersonally I liked The Secret Life of Bees over The Mermaid Chair because I just found that one interesting but The Mermaid Chair was just as engaging and well written as it s predecessor It s really up to you to choose which one you like better The Mermaid Chair definitely holds it s own Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down that only a writer of her ability could conjur I bought Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays this book when I went with my mother Crazy Horses Girlfriend to go hear Sue Monk Kidd speak Let me Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium tell you she speaks as elouently as she writes She s also just as witty After hearing her speak I realized Hannah Has Two Mommies that a lot of her personality comes Child Support through in her writing Her amazing writingShe spoke of how she felt The Mermaid Chair was going 777 the Lost Blood to be often compared Know My Name to The Secret Life of Bees and maybe wouldn Abandoned Alice t be able Map My Heart to live up Scandal to The Fashion Condition the high praise it s earned so far She also worried about Embellish Me the characters being The Snakehead too similar I don Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light t The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, think Sue has anything Truly Wilde to worry about The only VEGAN ganz anders thing Albert Reynolds the An Infamous Army (Alastair, two books have in common is Score! 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An alternate cover edition exists hereSue Monk Kidd's phenomenal debut The Secret Life of Bees became a runaway bestseller that is still on the New York Times bestseller list than two years after it This book is so corny it will pass straight through you undigested The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries that is still on More Where The Ghosts Are than That Darkness (Gardiner and Renner, two years after it This book is so corny it will pass straight Quran Made Easy through you undigested


10 thoughts on “The Mermaid Chair

  1. says:

    I did not like this book That’s not entirely accurate I loved the religious themes that ran through this book I loved the stories of growing up on an island I loved the Mermaid aspect of this storySo why the rating of “did not like” I’m

  2. says:

    This book is so corny it will pass straight through you undigested

  3. says:

    Read this book as it was a selection for my book club Although I thoroughly enjoyed The Secret Life Of Bees by the same writer I found this book to be a far different sort of read In Bees while I enjoyed the plot it was the characters that I found myself hooked to In The Mermaid Chair I found the plot to be only

  4. says:

    After glancing over the goodreads reviews of this book and seeing how negative they were I was expecting to dislike or simply feel apathy for this book But I really loved it surprisingly so I enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees but I didn't conn

  5. says:

    Very disappointed in this book since I loved The Secret Life of Bees The best thing I can say about it is that it is highly readablean easy summer read I believe in lust at first site a spark that makes you want to get to know someone etc No m

  6. says:

    terrible Middle life crisis dribble It was like gargling salt water

  7. says:

    I bought this book when I went with my mother to go hear Sue Monk Kidd speak Let me tell you she speaks as elouently as she writes She's also just as witty After hearing her speak I realized that a lot of her personality com

  8. says:

    NONOGive me a break There is NOT love at first sight LUSTNot love Whatever That just pisses me off and sets a pissy tone for the rest of the bookBored woman goes to take care of crazy mom on island that is full of monks Woman sees monk says oh I'm in love he's part of my soul Monk sees woman and decides he's in love had

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    The main character in this book just seemed like a whiner to me Boo hoo my husband won't let me be myself Ummm let's see is it his job to let you be yourself or was that your job all your life while he was supporting the family so you could putz around decorating your lovely Victorian house and messing with your little collages that never go anywhere I found nothing wrong with her husband He seemed like an intelligent sensitive

  10. says:

    I loved this book but reading most of the reviews it seems like most people hated this book I do think The Secret Life of Bees was better I enjoyed the characters and storyline in Bees so than The Mermaid Chair The main character of Jessie drove me crazy sometimes because as everyone thinks she could be so selfish sometimes when it came to her mother and her husband True it's a little unbelievable Jessie would choose to pretty much ignore

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