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Book Title: Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story|
The author of the book: Sue Monk Kidd
Edition: Large Print Press
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 566 KB
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Date of issue: September 7th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781594134197
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Reader ratings: 3.5
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From the reviews I've read, this book won't appeal to everyone. It wasn't a riveting read, but rather a slow, steady, meditative journal to be contemplated. It appealed to me because of the nuggets I found that caused me to reflect on my own physical, chronological and emotional maturing.
Sue Monk Kidd described her experience of aging, which caused me to reflect on my own experience of morphing from being energetic, lithe, flexible and tireless (well, not so easily worn out) to experiencing physical limitations; approaching the precipice of middle age and peering over the edge to consider how many more years are left. So for the woman who is near or past the half century mark of her life, there is food for thought.
For a woman with daughters, Sue provides the words that arouse the wonder and awe of watching your child become a woman unto her self. She describes the helplessness of watching her struggle and the yearning to fix whatever it is that hurts. Her daughter, Ann, who co-authors the book, provides the insight into the self inflicted doubts and anxieties that accompany life changing decisions and events as she learns to deal with them both on her own and with the help of her mother. Such revelation causes the mature woman to recall her own struggles, self doubts, need for independence and purpose in life. It causes the mother in us to treasure the woman child who is our daughter all the more for who she has become and who continues to blossom and grow before her very eyes. This is a story about love, which requires letting go, moving away and coming toward with the ability to trust, and share on a deeper level.
For a woman on a spiritual journey, this book allows the reader to ponder her own journey - moving to a place with a sense of purpose over a period of time. It lets us know that beliefs once held, or lack thereof, do change and can be enriched if one is open to the small signs and wonders that occur if only our eyes are open.
The message that moved me the most as a 60 something woman is, I don't want to miss the dance. I have always welcomed the opportunity to "dance," to express myself, experience the richness of life, to be open to adventure (within reason), to cultivate deep friendships, to feel the music. If I don't get out there (as Sue and Ann did) I won't be where the music is. If I don't be still and listen, I won't hear the music that is playing every so softly - to which I can at least sway and spin, at least a little.
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SUE MONK KIDD was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia. She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1970 and later took creative writing courses at Emory University and Anderson College, as well as studying at Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and other writers’ conferences. In her forties, Kidd turned her attention to writing fiction, winning the South Carolina Fellowship in Literature and the 1996 Poets & Writers Exchange Program in Fiction.
When her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, was published by Viking in 2002, it became a genuine literary phenomenon, spending more than 2½ years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has been translated into 36 languages and sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. and 8 million copies worldwide. Bees was named the Book Sense Paperback Book of the Year in 2004, long-listed for the 2002 Orange Prize in England, and won numerous awards.
The Mermaid Chair spent 24 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, reaching the #1 position, and spent 22 weeks on the New York Times trade paperback list. She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor. Kidd lives in Florida with her husband.
Please visit www.suemonkkidd.com for more information. Follow Sue on Twitter @SueMonkKidd and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/suemonkkidd
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