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The Mermaid Chair

Sue Monk Kidd

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Description:

The New York Times-bestselling second novel by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on 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. When Jessie Sullivan is summoned home to the island to cope with her eccentric mother's seemingly inexplicable behavior, she is living a conventional life with her husband, Hugh, a life "molded to the smallest space possible." Jessie loves Hugh, but once on the island, she finds herself drawn to Brother Thomas, a monk about to take his final vows. Amid a rich community of unforgettable island women and the exotic beauty of marshlands, tidal creeks, and majestic egrets, Jessie grapples with the tension of desire and the struggle to deny it, with a freedom that feels overwhelmingly right and the immutable force of home and marriage. Is the power of the mermaid chair only a myth? Or will it alter the course of Jessie's life? What happens will unlock the roots of her mother's tormented past, but most of all, it will allow Jessie to comes discover selfhood and a place of belonging as she explores the thin line between the spiritual and the erotic.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eliza Foss

Length:

10h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:24


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:22


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:44


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:27


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:09


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:58


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:04


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:47


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:51


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:31


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:27


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:46


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:29


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:30


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:12