Travelling with Pomegranates

Author: Ann Kidd Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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TRAVELLING WITH POMEGRANATES is a touching and perceptive memoir about mothers and daughters that will resonate with women of all ages. From Sue Monk Kidd, the New York Times bestselling author of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES and THE INVENTION OF WINGS ,and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann chronicle their travels together at a time when each had reached an important turning point in her life. What emerged was a quest for Ann and Sue to redefine themselves and also rediscover one other. Against the backdrop of the sacred sites of Greece, Turkey and France, Sue grapples with the problem of how to expand her vision of swarming bees into the novel that she feels compelled to write, whilst newly raduated Ann ponders the classic question of what to do with her life.

Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

The Invention of Wings

A Novel (Original Publisher's Edition-No Annotations)

Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Big Topics at Midnight

A Texas Girl Wakes Up to Race, Class, Gender and Herself

Author: Nancy M. Thurston

Publisher: BookBaby

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 362

View: 105

Big Topics at Midnight: A Texas Girl Wakes Up to Race, Class, Gender and Herself is not only one woman's journey, but also a call for social change. Rooted in a lively spirituality, Nancy Thurston excavates history-family, personal, global-for the sake of cross-generational healing and transformed relationships.

Leslie's

Author: John Albert Sleicher

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Harper's Weekly

Author: John Bonner

Publisher:

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Category: United States

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