A cadeira da sereia

Editora Paralela

Na abadia de santa Senara, batizada com o nome de uma santa celta que fora sereia antes de ser convertida, existe uma cadeira encantada. Reza a lenda que quem tomar assento e fizer um pedido a santa Senara será ouvido. Quando Jessie Sullivan precisa retornar à ilha para cuidar de sua mãe, deixando o marido, Hugh, para trás, é forçada a encarar uma série de dúvidas sobre o seu casamento. Apesar do amor cordial que sente pelo companheiro, ela se vê atraída por um monge, o irmão Thomas, que está prestes a fazer seus votos solenes. Em meio ao mistério que envolve os poderes da "santa pecadora", Jessie luta contra os desejos que parecem tomar conta de sua vida. Ao ser tocada pela liberdade que a Ilha inspira, seria Jessie capaz de deixar de lado a responsabilidade e o conforto do lar que criou ao lado de Hugh? Uma história comovente sobre espiritualidade e as escolhas que precisamos fazer.
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About the author

Mora perto de Charleston, na Carolina do Sul. Primeiro livro de Sue, A vida secreta das abelhas ficou por mais de um ano e meio na lista de mais vendidos do New York Times e foi adaptado para o cinema em 2008. Seu segundo romance, O monge e a sereia, que alcançou a primeira posição na lista de mais vendidos do New York Times, ganhou o prêmio Quill de 2005 para melhor obra de ficção e foi transformado em um filme para a TV. Seu livro mais recente, A invenção das asas, também foi publicado pela Editora Paralela.
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Editora Paralela
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Mar 29, 2016
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Portuguese (Portugal)
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
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