Dr itibaren Texas
** spoiler alert ** I really liked this book I just wish at the end the killer got a better offing then he did.
I had no idea that Sue Monk Kidd was a religious writer before she became a novelist and published The Secret Life of Bees, but now I can't wait to get her books written previously. This is a stellar novel written by both her and her daughter Ann as they journey through the stages of early, and older, womanhood. They travel together to Greece and France, and as they do, they travel through their own changes... sometimes, they share what they are feeling, and sometimes, they don't. As a reader, you can simply sense it. I love when an author is trusting enough to do that-- to allow me, the reader, to form my own opinions and conclusions. I feel included in the book, and part of the characters, when that happens. In any case, SMK is a beautiful writer, and AKT (her daughter) is a powerful writer in her own way. Their styles are different and yet, the book flows beautifully. It is so rich in places that I had to put it down and mull it over; I had to journal myself to work through some of their images of the Madonna, of Demeter and Persephone, of my own relationship with my mother. And it brought tears to my eyes many times-- both as a daughter and as the mother of two amazing daughters. The road a mother and daughter travel is an intense one, almost mystical in its own sense. This book brought that home for me. Additionally, as a writer and one who loves to read about other writers, this was very fulfilling-- the processes that both SMK and AKT work through to create this book, and others, was delightful to discover. I am grateful to both of them for this work, and now I'm off to the library to get some more SMK!
This is probably my favorite book ever. I feel wittier just knowing it exists.