Sue Monk Kidd wrote The Secret Life of Bees, which is that movie with Dakota Fanning, and before that a book which is more about people than bees. Despite the misleading title, it has sold six million copies. Besides making a book, Sue Monk Kidd also made a daughter, Ann Kidd, now Ann Kidd Taylor, and together they have made a book, which is called Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story. In it, the two of them travel, before Sue became famous, to Greece, Turkey, and France, rediscovering each other and transforming their relationship in the process. The two of them will be appearing this Thursday at All Saints, which means Vroman’s is expecting a big crowd. We are curious if the title has anything to do the pomegranate seeds that Persephone eats in the abduction myth, itself a mother-daughter story. If anyone attends, or winds up reading the book, drop us a line and let us know!
Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor discuss and sign Traveling with Pomegranates
Thursday, September 16, 7 p.m.
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena
Free; the book is $25.95