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Traveling With Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd
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Mar 12, 2011

it was amazing
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Read on March 12, 2011

I bought this book thinking it was a fiction book-- it was late and my blurb reading skills were apparently not working well. After a few pages I figured it out, but it was interesting so I kept going, and it got better as I went.

This is a combination travel memoir, mother/daughter journal of sorts. Sue Monk Kidd, who wrote The Secret Life of Bees (which I am now reading) and her daughter Ann explore a spiritual journey they made together that parallels, for them, the Demeter/Persephone mythos. The memoir also explores the journey both women made towards a writing career (at various degrees and levels.)

I know some folks will not like it, and call it "navel gazing" and self-obsessed but it IS a memoir, and you shouldn't simply expect a travel-story. Yes, there are some amazing details of the places the two journey, but the main point is the exploration of a sense of self, and an understanding of the phases of a woman's life.

I really needed to read this book at this moment. I am glad I mistakenly got it on my nook in the middle of the night and will read more of both writers' work.
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message 1: by Tasha (new)

Tasha The Dance of the Dissident Daughter is one of my favorites. I wonder how this would compare.

message 2: by Kim (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kim Wells I checked and Dance is not available on Nook, so I'll have to get it in paperback when I get a chance. :) I liked this a lot.

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