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A wise and involving audio book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, this spiritual memoir is a revealing self-portrait by the beloved author of "The Secret Life of Bees" and her daughter, a writer in the making.
- ISBN-13: 9780143144953
- ISBN-10: 0143144952
- Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
- Publish Date: September 2009
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 51.
- Review Date: 2009-10-26
- Reviewer: Staff
Mother and daughter reconnect in this warm travelogue of a journey through Greece, Turkey and France. Both women are at crucial junctures in their lives (and both rely heavily on a tired Demeter-Persephone analogy for their relationship): Taylor, 22, is entering adulthood after recently graduating from college, and novelist Kidd is turning 50 and hitting menopause. Kidd mispronounces a number of words; Taylor reads with emotion, but her voice rises into an inappropriate question mark at the end of statements. Both have pleasant Southern accents with slightly gravely notes in their voices. Some listeners might enjoy the immediacy of hearing the authors read; most, however, will prefer the printed version. A Viking hardcover (Reviews, June 22) (Sept.)