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Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

A must for mothers and daughters

Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, have written a book that details their journey through several of life's "passages". On a trip to Greece to celebrate Sue's 50th birthday and Ann's graduation from college, they each take a look at two of life's mileston...
Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, have written a book that details their journey through several of life's "passages". On a trip to Greece to celebrate Sue's 50th birthday and Ann's graduation from college, they each take a look at two of life's milestones and their relationship with each other. Both women are insightful and very forthcoming about the changes that they were going through at the time. If you do nothing but read it as a story of wonderful travels, you will enjoy it, but there is so much more that will resonate in your heart long after you close the book.
I loved this book and will return to it now and then for further inspiration.

posted by ssizemore on September 14, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Conveys A Good Message But...

Traveling With Pomegranates tells the story of a mother, daughter relationship in the midst of reconstruction. Sue Monk Kidd, the mother, is trying to figure out how to deal with passing into a new part of her life; becoming an old women. Her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, ...
Traveling With Pomegranates tells the story of a mother, daughter relationship in the midst of reconstruction. Sue Monk Kidd, the mother, is trying to figure out how to deal with passing into a new part of her life; becoming an old women. Her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, is on the opposite side of life though, and is trying to figure out her place in world and what her purpose is in life. Although their lives and difficulties seem to be opposite, they both share a common road block; the wall that they have built up between them. Their relationship has always been one of love but never one with a deep connection. In order to celebrate Sue's 50th birthday and Ann's graduation from college the two decide to travel to Europe, specifically Greece. The celebratory trip soon turns into one of rebuilding; the relationship between the two women begins to regrow giving both of them the much needed support during their trials. My favorite part of the book was the theme; that no matter what life throws at you, you can always learn and grow from it, becoming a stronger person. Although this book has a great message it really is not written as well as it could have been. Kidd and Taylor did not write their story in way that really captured the reader's attention making it hard to stay focused and make it through the book. I feel that if they could have not drawn out so many parts of the book that it could have been much better, but since they did, I would have to say that I do not recommend this book to anyone unless you have a lot of time on your hands and have a lot of patiences. There are most likely much better books out there in the world in which you can get the same fantastic message and also stay entertained.

posted by 5214686 on November 21, 2010

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    Posted December 30, 2014

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    History: see Alana's except with less of the hating stuff.
    Skills: fixing electrical shorts, understanding things, and accepting life.
    Outfit of Choice: a baby blue tee shirt with overalls and black converse.
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    Posted December 30, 2014

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    Posted December 29, 2014

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    Posted February 4, 2015

    Tierra's (Updated) bio

    Name-- Tierra Roylat.
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    Posted January 3, 2015

    Jo's Bio

    Name~ Jolene Winchester (Jo)<p>Gender~ &female<p>Age~ 15<p>Godly Parent~ Lilith, Goddess of He<_>ll. Basically the female version of Hades.<p>Mortal Parent~ Dean Winchester.<p>Looks~ A pale-skinned girl with long dark brown hair, and deep green eyes. She usually wears jeans, a black T-shirt, hiking boots, a leather jacket, and carries a few daggers. She also has a sword named Talto.<p>Personality~ Like Dean Winchester in the TV show Supernatural. Witty, a smart aleck, a love for the family, and awesome. Forget the episode where he screamed like a girl after a cat jumped out of a cabinet when they were hunting a ghost. Just.....don't. The title of the episode is Yellow Fever, by the way. Hilarious.<p>Other~ You can ask Jo or the nerdy dude with wings (named Castiel. Is an angel)

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    Posted December 24, 2014

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    Name: your a smart one arent ya? Age: 15 Godlyparent:Apollo. Crush: Men are worthless Gender: &female . Outfit: Justin cowgirl boots. John deere or kings camo sweatshirts. Wrangler jeans. Hair: golden brown. Long. Skin: tan/olive. Favorite song: If Your Reading This by Tim Mcgraw. Others ask yourself. Plays guitar and harp and the uke. Now click the X.

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    Posted December 23, 2014

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    Name: Jasmine Lily Albem (goes by Jazz.) Looks: black dyed hair ripped skinny jeans or tight leggings black tees with leather jackets. Age: 10. Personality: loyal stubborn kind shy. Parents: no one knows this but her. She is a mistake because Artemis broke her oath not to have kids but had Jasmine. Her dad is a lawyer and she lives in a mansion. She feels out of place. Her favorite weapon is a bow or a dagger.

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    Posted December 23, 2014

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    Posted December 23, 2014

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    Name: jackson todame// age: 16 // gender: male // looks: wavy brown hair blueish grayish eyes skinny awesome// wears: jeans button up shirt country hat// theme song: red solo cup// status/crush: none(yet)// godly parent: athena //powers/skills: bein awesome getting weapons out of thin air//anything else ask

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    Posted December 24, 2014

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    Name: Nathaniel Louise Tarrick. Age: 12. Grade: 7th. Hometown: Cincinnati, OH. Loves: Skyrim, the sea, Minecraft, Morrowind & Xbox One. Quote: Its like putting lipstick on a skelaton, it doesnt make it any nicer. Wepons: Celestial bronse revolver pistol and two ninga swords named Stingray and Tidal wave. Theme song: "Ready To Believe" By Edisun. Fave movie: Lets Be Cops. Personality: Kind, sweet, hardworking. Parent: Poseidon. Looks: 4 pack, jet black hair, Skyrim shirt that looks like an Argonians chest, black pants, neon orange and liht blue KD's. Other: He started this rp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2014

    Since I absolutely loved "Secret Life of Bees" and &q

    Since I absolutely loved &quot;Secret Life of Bees&quot; and &quot;Invention of Wings&quot;, I thought I would enjoy anything by Sue Monk
    Kidd, but this was a very disappointing book. I am still struggling to finish it. It is just not an interesting read. Her talent lies in the wonderful fictions she writes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Worthy subject, but it just missed

    I respect Sue Monk Kidd, and I enjoy her writing. I respected the chronicle of her journey as a woman, and that of her daughter also. All of the metaphors, and the Greek mythology got to be a little much, I felt it occluded the real feelings and motives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    This is about the saddest thing I have read in awhile. Kidd goe

    This is about the saddest thing I have read in awhile.
    Kidd goes from what she considers &quot; patriarchal&quot; church to a pursuit of something that will never leave her full or satisfied.
    Instead of seeking the things of God while travelling the world, she pursues what are idols and goddesses. This book does explain how she ever came up with the Secret Life of Bees but somehow takes away from it when you realize that she actually puts stock in the fiction she created. What a sad tale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    As always Sue Monk Kidd is easy to read and gives much fodder to chew on. It is a guide for mother/daughter dialogue to better understanding. The Apple didn't fall from the tree. Ann is traveling the road to discovery and sharing her experience in a clear understanable way. An excellent guide for young and old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

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    Posted October 1, 2012

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    Posted July 10, 2012

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    Posted July 1, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Mother daughter must read

    A great adventure for women and coming of age as a mother, daughter and writer. I really enjoyed this journey..

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