Deep POV: Confessions of a Christian Writer

The ramblings of an emergent-realistic-edgy-working-for-God-and-the-pay-isn’t-that-great-sometimes-confused-christian-fiction writer (uh, that would be me).

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Mermaid Chair

JS Online: 'Mermaid Chair' an exploration of spirituality, sexuality
The story of a married woman (Jessie Sullivan) who returns to her childhood island home from Atlanta and falls in love with a monk has all the makings of a titillating tale. But "The Mermaid Chair" is the awakening of a sensitive woman and the quest of a man for spirituality and peace. It is, as Jessie says later in the novel, the notion of "a place inside open up, the secret place where I would carry him."
Sue Monk Kidd sounds like a fascinating writer. I'd like to read her first book, The Secret Life of Bees before I read this one. Anyone read either book?

I also like that it took her three-and-one-half years to write Bees. And that she says,"The best way to learn to write is to write." So many people seem to skip that part of the process.