The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair

This book is beautifully written and has become my favourite amongst the Sue Monk Kidd novels that I have devoured' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755385188

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Don't miss the extraordinary new novel from Sue Monk Kidd, The Book of Longings - published on 21st April 2020, and available to pre-order now The Mermaid Chair: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller and award-winning novel, from the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings. A beautiful and haunting exploration of human relationships, personal fulfilment and spirituality. 'Highly charged... full of sexual and spiritual desire. Every bit as moving and convincing as The Secret Life of Bees' Mirror 'Beautiful writing...Kidd's characters cherish storytelling' USA Today 'It's hard to put this book down for little things like sleeping and eating' Elle In her forties, and married for half her life, Jessie Sullivan honestly believes that she is happy. She has a lovely home, a dependable husband and an accomplished and adored teenage daughter. But when shocking news about her mother compels Jessie to visit the island where she grew up, she finds herself drawn to Brother Thomas, a Benedictine monk on the verge of taking his final vows. Amidst the seductive beauty of the South Carolina salt marshes, Jessie is torn between powerful new longings and her enduring marriage. After all these years she is finally beginning to understand who she really is and where she belongs. But she has still to discover how much of her old life has a place in the new one. What readers are saying about The Mermaid Chair: 'I was drawn in from the first sentence and felt emotionally attached to each and every one of the characters. Couldn't put it down; loved it' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The telling of the tale was thoughtful and very beautiful and I felt that I'd shared Jessie's journey' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This is a wonderful novel, spellbinding with characters that you can wholly visualise and want to know. The writing is very strong and not for a long time have I remembered the style, flavour and feeling of a novelist's writing long after I've finished it' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This book spoke right to my heart, right to the pull and tug of what it is to be a woman, a wife, a mother. This book is beautifully written and has become my favourite amongst the Sue Monk Kidd novels that I have devoured' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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Am Strand

Am Strand

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Making a Splash

Making a Splash

opening chapters of this volume have analysed a series of representations of mermaids as living beings. This chapter complements these by considering two associated texts – Sue Monk Kidd's novel 'The Mermaid Chair' (2005a) and its ...

Author: Philip Hayward

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780861969258

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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The representation of aquatic people in contemporary film and television—from their on-screen sexuality to the mockumentaries they’ve inspired. Mermaids have been a feature of western cinema since its inception and the number of films, television series, and videos representing them has expanded exponentially since the 1980s. Making a Splash analyses texts produced within a variety of audiovisual genres. Following an overview of mermaids in western culture that draws on a range of disciplines including media studies, psychoanalysis, and post-structuralism, individual chapters provide case studies of particular engagements with the folkloric figure. From Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” to the creation of Ursula, Ariel’s tentacled antagonist in Disney’s 1989 film, to aspects of mermaid vocality, physicality, agency, and sexuality in films and even representations of mermen, this work provides a definitive overview of the significance of these ancient mythical figures in 110 years of western audio-visual media.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Kidd's best-selling second novel, The Mermaid Chair, was published in 2005, winning the Quill Award for general fiction. It deals with themes and issues similar to those of The Secret Life of Bees, but its heroine is older and more ...

Author: Geoff Hamilton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438116945

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.
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Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

1948– ) American novelist, nonfiction writer Sue Monk Kiddhad published three nonfiction books and lectured widely on ... Her novel The Mermaid Chair is a South Carolinabased storyof a magical chair andalove affair between amonkand a ...

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140698

Category: American fiction

Page: 4202

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Praise for the print edition:" ... no other reference work on American fiction brings together such an array of authors and texts as this.
Categories: American fiction

The Penguin Book of Mermaids

The Penguin Book of Mermaids

The Golden Mermaid I. 2 . ... Following “ The Golden Mermaid ” tale in Lang's book is a terse notation : “ Grimm . ... The so - called “ mermaid's chair ” —a medieval chair that features the mermaid carving — is a tourist attraction in ...

Author: Cristina Bacchilega

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525505570

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Dive into centuries of mermaid lore with these captivating tales from around the world. A Penguin Classic Among the oldest and most popular mythical beings, mermaids and other merfolk have captured the imagination since long before Ariel sold her voice to a sea witch in the beloved Disney film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." As far back as the eighth century B.C., sailors in Homer's Odyssey stuffed wax in their ears to resist the Sirens, who lured men to their watery deaths with song. More than two thousand years later, the gullible New York public lined up to witness a mummified "mermaid" specimen that the enterprising showman P. T. Barnum swore was real. The Penguin Book of Mermaids is a treasury of such tales about merfolk and water spirits from different cultures, ranging from Scottish selkies to Hindu water-serpents to Chilean sea fairies. A third of the selections are published here in English for the first time, and all are accompanied by commentary that explores their undercurrents, showing us how public perceptions of this popular mythical hybrid--at once a human and a fish--illuminate issues of gender, spirituality, ecology, and sexuality.
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Movies Made for Television

Movies Made for Television

... Maneater (novel, 2003) Gigi Levangie Grazer Mayday (2005) Mayday (novel, 1998) Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008) The Memory Keeper's Daughter (novel, 2006) Kim Edwards The Mermaid Chair (2006) The ...

Author: Alvin H. Marill

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810876590

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Supplementing Movies Made for Television: 1964-2004, this new volume contains entries on an additional 400 television films and mini-series produced between 2005 and 2009. Each entry includes extensive production credits (director, writer, producer, composer, director of photography, and editor) and a complete cast and character listing.
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Why We Write About Ourselves

Why We Write About Ourselves

The Secret Life of Bees was not Sue's first book, but it was her first to hit the New York Times bestseller list, in 2002. It has since sold eight million copies in thirty-six countries. • Her novels The Mermaid Chair and The Invention ...

Author: Meredith Maran

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780142181973

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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For the many amateurs and professionals who write about themselves - bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists and memoirists - this book offers inspiration, encouragement and pithy, practical advice. Twenty of America's bestselling memoirists share their innermost thoughts and hard-earned tips with veteran author Meredith Maran, revealing what drives them to tell their personal stories, and the nuts and bolts of how they do it. With contributions from Edwidge Danticatt, A.M. Homes, Sue Monk Kidd, Edmund White and many more.
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Among the Mermaids

Among the Mermaids

1873 book Traditions and Heartbside Stories of West Corn— wall. The Church of St. Senara in Zennor sports a bench with a mermaid carving, known more commonly as The Mermaid Chair (and the inspiration for Sue Monk Kidd's novel by that ...

Author: Ventura, Varla

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578635450

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Among the Mermaids is an enchanting collection of classic stories, facts, and tales of mermaids from around the world that will thrill every lover of this romanticized mythological creature. Compiled by Book of the Bizarre author and Magical Creature devotee Varla Ventura, Among the Mermaids includes turn of the century tales of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, along with tantalizing trivia, facts, first-hand accounts, and speculations about mermaids in popular culture. Some facts about the fluid and the fair from the book: Many people believe today that early explorer sightings of mermaids were manatees. (Scurvy + many days away from your lady = a blubbery creature looking supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and terrible pirate, was afraid of his crew being lured into a watery grave by mermaids, so he ordered his ships to avoid certain areas reputed to have a high number of mermaid sightings.Since 2009, the town of Kiryat Yam, Israel has offered a prize of $1 million dollars to anyone who can prove the mermaid off their coast is real. The prize remains unclaimed.
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The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice ...

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698408197

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

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“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.
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