The mermaid chair

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.2 - AR Pts: 15
Description
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 loves 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.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780670033942
9781101201039
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.2, 15 Points
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID1a4b0049-d521-29ca-1483-64ec1bab191e
Grouping Titlemermaid chair
Grouping Authorsue monk kidd
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-12-02 04:40:49AM
Last Indexed2022-12-02 05:23:44AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_interest_level
UG
accelerated_reader_point_value
15
accelerated_reader_reading_level
6.2
author
Kidd, Sue Monk
author_display
Kidd, Sue Monk
available_at_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_addison
Adults
detailed_location_addison
2nd Floor- Adult Books
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description
Inside a Benedictine monastery on tiny Egret Island, 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 loves Hugh, but on Egret Island 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.
format_addison
Book
eBook
format_category_addison
Books
eBook
id
1a4b0049-d521-29ca-1483-64ec1bab191e
isbn
9780670033942
9781101201039
itype_addison
Fiction
last_indexed
2022-12-02T11:23:44.303Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_addison
FIC KIDD S.
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9780670033942
publishDate
2005
2006
publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Viking
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Benedictines -- Fiction
Catholic women -- Fiction
Islands -- Fiction
Married women -- Fiction
Monks -- Fiction
Romance fiction
South Carolina -- Fiction
Spiritual life -- Fiction
title_display
The mermaid chair
title_full
The Mermaid Chair
The mermaid chair / Sue Monk Kidd
title_short
The mermaid chair
topic_facet
Catholic women
Fiction
Islands
Literature
Married women
Monks
Spiritual life

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:41105661-021b-4ba6-a9e7-efcd7dbd9705-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
overdrive:41105661-021b-4ba6-a9e7-efcd7dbd97051Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
ils:.b11274657.i114490562nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC KIDD S.1falsefalseCheck ShelfJun 08, 2020afic

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:41105661-021b-4ba6-a9e7-efcd7dbd9705eBookeBookEnglishPenguin Publishing Group2006
ils:.b11274657BookBooksEnglishVikingc2005xi, 335 p. ; 22 cm.

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:41105661-021b-4ba6-a9e7-efcd7dbd9705-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:41105661-021b-4ba6-a9e7-efcd7dbd97051Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:.b11274657.i11449056On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21