I first started reading Sue Monk Kidd's books last fall when a friend loaned me "The Secret Life of Bees". It was a wonderful story. About two weeks ago, I discovered Sue had come out with another book, "The Mermaid Chair" so I got online right away and reserved it from my local library. Well imagine my delight when I discovered that the main character is an assemblage artist! How cool! The story is really interesting and I am about 1/3 of the way through, loving it just as much as the first.