Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France

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The New York Times–bestselling memoir of pilgrimage and metamorphosis by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings (Viking, January 2014) and her daughter

Sue Monk Kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her beloved novels and acclaimed nonfiction. Now, in this wise and engrossing dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, chronicle their travels together through Greece and France at a time when each was on a...

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The New York Times–bestselling memoir of pilgrimage and metamorphosis by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings (Viking, January 2014) and her daughter

Sue Monk Kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her beloved novels and acclaimed nonfiction. Now, in this wise and engrossing dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, chronicle their travels together through Greece and France at a time when each was on a quest to redefine herself and rediscover each other.

As Sue struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel, and Ann ponders the classic question of what to do with her life, this modern-day Demeter and Persephone explore an array of inspiring figures and sacred sites. They also give voice to that most protean of human connections: the bond of mothers and daughters.
 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780143117971
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 116,575
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Monk Kidd

SUE MONK KIDD is the author of the novels, The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair, and the memoirs, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, When the Heart Waits, and Firstlight, a collection of early writings. The Secret Life of Bees has spent more than 125 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and was adapted into an award-winning movie. The Mermaid Chair, a #1 New York Times bestseller, was adapted into a television movie. Each of her novels has been translated into more than 24 languages. The recipient of numerous literary awards, Sue lives in South Carolina with her husband.

Ann Kidd Taylor is a graduate of Columbia College in South Carolina. She has published articles and essays in Skirt! magazine in Charleston, SC, where she worked for two years after college as an editorial assistant. She left to pursue a career in writing, working on a book about her travels, which evolved into Traveling with Pomegranates, a memoir she co-authored with her mother Sue Monk Kidd. It is her first book. Ann lives near Charleston with her husband and son.

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  • Posted September 14, 2010

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    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 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.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2009

    SUe Monk Kidd Rocks Again!

    Along with her daughter, she has created a thoughtful yet thoroughly readable masterpiece. Her soul-searching questions, and her daughters', may inspire similar reflections of your own. I also quite enjoyed traveling vicariously to their various global destinations. Highly recommended!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2010

    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, 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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2011

    Beautifully written!

    This is a book about SO much - being a mother, a daughter ..... or even more simply about being a woman in different stages in life! A memior beautifully written from the heart of two women's experiences. I enjoyed it so much that I recommended it to my book club - it was loved by them all! Thank you Sue and Ann for sharing your inspirational stories!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2010

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    A mother and daughter journey

    Sue Monk Kidd ends this memoir with an apt quote from Anais Nin, "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection." Traveling with Pomegranates is a personal journey for both Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. As they journey in Greece and France, each of these women is finding herself while simultaneously re-forging the mother and daughter relationship. Sue struggles to find creative energy in herself as she faces 50. Ann, depressed and withdrawn after being rejected from graduate school, searches for a direction in life.

    The most interesting aspects of this memoir relate to Sue Monk Kidd's novel The Secret Life of Bees. During her travels, Sue Monk Kidd develops a personal religion melded from a cult of Mary, classical mythology, and ancient goddesses which forms the basis of the unique Mary/goddess worship that takes place in the novel. The author also describes her struggles to shape the work and her intriguing use of a montage of seemingly random pictures as an "outline" for the novel.

    Ann Kidd Taylor's writing pales in comparison to her mother's complex examination of the interrelationships of myth and life.
    For more reviews, see my website: www.MarshaWaldman.com

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    I so enjoyed this book!

    I was first attracted to this book when I read was written by the author of The Secret Life of Bees. Different, a memoir, but just as great. It is a autobiographical story of a mother and daughter relationship, with a theme of life passages, travel, women's spiritual life and mythology. How can all those blend? I don't know but they do!!! I really can't recommend this book more. And I have to all my friends. The audio is read by the actual women in their wonderful light southern accent. So pleasant to listen too over and over.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Highly recommended

    If you are in your 50's and you have a daughter in her 20's or even early thirties, this book is for you!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Get this book, share this book

    I was first attracted to this book when I read was written by the author of The Secret Life of Bees. Different, a memoir, but just as great. It is a autobiographical story of a mother and daughter relationship, with a theme of life passages, travel, women's spiritual life and mythology. How can all those blend? I don't know but they do!!! I really can't recommend this book more. And I have to all my friends. Highly recommend this for book clubs. I posted under the audio selection too. The voices on the audio are beautiful. Recommend the audio too.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    Couldn't put it down

    This was a great book. If you liked "Secret Life of Bees," you'll find this book to be great. It's great for mothers and daughters, and those who like to travel. I went to many of the places discussed in the book so it was especially enlightening. A very easy read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2009

    Traveling with Pomegranates by SueMonk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor

    This was an interesting story, following the journey of mother & daughter. The format was interesting in that it was like reading each of their journals or diaries regarding their own personal journey, and the changes being found at each level/age. In some parts I found it interesting. In part, I found it boring when compared to her first book (Secret life of Bees). A bit of a slow read for me persoanlly, but thought provoking in some parts.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

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    Traveling with Pomegranates

    I read and enjoyed both the Mermaid Chair and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, prior to reading Traveling with Pomegranates. I was captivated by both of these novels and therefore, really enjoyed the insight into the author's journey toward writing her first novel. I also appreciated the insight into the relationship between mother and daughter. I believe mother-daughter relationships are very complex and Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor really explored this relationship with both honesty and sensitivity. As a reader, I was encouraged to explore my own relationships. This book was very inspirational and interesting and I have recommended it to my fellow readers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2011

    Loved it!

    I related to this book as a daughter and as a mother! It makes me appreciate my own mom and makes me put some thought into how I will handle the "coming of age" of my children! Sue and Ann take turns writing their own account of events with beautiful imagery, both touching my heart, stirring emotions past and pending!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    what a boring story

    this book was a complete bore.. after reading about their journey, i thought to myself how this get published. her first novel secret lives of bees was wonderful but she really fell short with this novel. save your money on this one and maybe you can save enough money to visit these countries and experience the beauty they could not describe because they were a depressing mother and daughter team.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2010

    Disappointing

    This book should have been simply two individual journals written by Sue and Ann to share with their grandchildren. A real stretch to think any reader would enjoy such self obsorption of both a mother and daughter. The apple, or in this case pomegrante, does not fall far from the tree.... Or was it a shrub?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2010

    BORING

    I have read every recommended book from B&N and every one have been excellent. This book was not worth the RECOMMENDATION

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2015

    Sena's bio

    Name: Sena Armalake
    Age: 14
    Gender: female
    Godly parent: Hades
    Earthly parent: Amalia armalake (took my mothers last name)


    Appearance: long black hair one grey eye one red pale skin short

    Usually wears (black faux leather all the time pants shirt and boots) a silver necklace and leather gloves.

    Personality really nice very smart a good fighter and if someone she knows is getting messed with she will not be afraid to beat them up.

    Weapon(s) : Bow and arrow, one handed sword.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2014

    Chasity's Bio

    Namep: Chasity Chrome
    Age: 15
    Gidly Parent: Hermes
    Appearance: long blonde hair, blue eyes, and cute freckles cross her nise
    Personality: she is fair and breaks up any form of fighting. She wabts to represent ghe better side of Hermes.
    Crush: maybe...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2014

    Kree's Bio

    Name:Kree, no dip. <p>
    Godly parent- Aphrodite,goddes of love and beauty. <p>
    Wears-white stater dress but will wear CampHalf blood t-shirt. <p>
    Age-14 <p>
    Personality-shy, but when you meet her, very flirty. Likes to male people laugh and very friendly. &hearts <p>
    Looks-Bright blue eyes, thick, long lashes often mistaken as Posiden's daughter. Has Princess Grace-like lips. Has long black hair, dark-ish skin (she's mixed) <p>
    Can-is a very good fighter and uses charmspeak when needed. <p>
    Anything else, please let me know!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2014

    Two Bios

    Name: Alana Choklie
    Age: 15
    Gender: Female
    Appearance: long curly brown hair, hazel eyes, and olive skin. She is super short and wears odd clothing.
    Outfit of choice: her old brown combat boots, denim jacket, tank top, faded jeggings, a tie dye headband, woven black legwarmers, and wears random barrettes clipped in her hair.
    Weapon of Choice: a lance
    Godly Parent: Apollo
    Personality: pessimistic, withdrawn, quiet, and snappish. Her good side is odd, artistic, and playful. She very rarely brings it out. She hates her life, hates her parents, and hates Artemis for making an oath not to have children.
    History: her mom died when she was thirteen leaving her to take care of her little brother, Brandon. She figured out Apollo was her dad when he took her to Camp Half-Blood. Ever since then she has seriously just hated everything and everyone. The only Olympian she respects is Artemis.
    Skills: art, horseback riding, and looking on the downside of life. She never sees the half full glass, only the half empty one. She feels cheated out of life, because her mom happened to be a daughter a of Ares and was killed by a drakon.
    Crush: a boy named Rhodes that she knew before she came here.
    -------------------

    Name: Brandon Choklie
    Age: 6
    Gender: Male
    Appearance: short, chubby, blonde, and has startlingly turquoise eyes with flecks of green.
    Godly Parent: Hephaistos
    Personality: extremely genius, strategic, methodical, and determined. He is confused as to why Athena is not his mother. He always tries his best to pick people up and he has a really sunny personality. However, he is not a big people person.
    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.
    Weapon of Choice: a slingshot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2014

    Gambit

    Yo, this is my bio. <p>
    Name- Look up. <p>
    Age- 18 <p>
    Appearence- 5 feet 10 inches, pale skin, thin, blue and green eyes, black hair, has a semi-muscular build. <p>
    Gp- Ares. <p>
    Weapons- Vampire knives, a chaingun, and a spiked mace. <p>
    Friends- I don't know.... <p>
    Personality- Random. <p>
    Favorite song- Combust by D<3>ope D.O.D. <p>
    I think that's it. Don't forgot to click that little X on the top right of this screen, and i hope you have a happy life. Bye!

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