May Sarton
Discoveries: 'Traveling With Pomegranates' and more

Traveling With Pomegranates A Mother-Daughter Story Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor Viking: 282 pp., $25.95 In 1998, Sue Monk Kidd was 49. Her daughter Ann was 22 and had lived away from home for four years. Her mother missed her "almost violently." After Ann's graduation from college, the two traveled to Greece. Ann was teetering on the brink of depression; rejection from graduate school, a break-up and a wavering sense of her purpose in life caused her to create a distancing force-field. Sue felt her body abandoning her and felt a constant "ache for some unlived destiny." They found themselves in the emotional and physical landscape of Demeter and...