The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair Cover

The Mermaid Chair

By Sue Monk Kidd

Perfection Learning, Prebound, 9780756963361, 335pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2006



About the Author
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) entered the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, following his conversion to Catholicism and was ordained Father M. Louis in 1949. During the 1960s, he was increasingly drawn into a dialogue between Eastern and Western religions and domestic issues of war and racism. In 1968, the Dalai Lama praised Merton for having a more profound knowledge of Buddhism than any other Christian he had known. Thomas Merton is the author of the beloved classic The Seven Storey Mountain.