The Mermaid Chair TV. If you've read the novel you know the story. Suddenly, Jessie is forced to return to her childhood home on Egret Island, a tiny barrier island off the coast of South Carolina Blogger note -- the island is really fictitious but based on nearby locales. Jessie's homecoming reignites her volatile relationship with her mother and awakens nagging questions about her father's death years earlier. The relationship experience and being home seem to intertwine to unlock the secrets of her mother's tormented past and the skeletons surrounding her father's death.
Reading Guide. Oct 10, Minutes Buy. Mar 07, ISBN Oct 10, Minutes. Amid a rich community of unforgettable island women and the exotic beauty of marshlands, tidal creeks, and majestic egrets, Jessie grapples with the tension of desire and the struggle to deny it, with a freedom that feels overwhelmingly right and the immutable force of home and marriage.
Kim Basinger is graceful and charming in this absorbing tale about a married woman whose dissatisfaction with her life leads her to pursue a relationship with a handsomely brooding monk who's about to take his final vows. Alex Carter, Bruce Greenwood. Nelle: Roberta Maxwell. Kat: Debra Mooney.