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The Book of Wanderings: A Mother-Daughter Pilgrimage

Houston writer Kimberley Meyer talks about putting her dreams of traveling the world on hold to have her daughter and — when the chance finally came to wander the globe — taking her daughter with her.

Kimberly Meyer and her daughter, Ellie
Writer Kimberly Meyer (right) and her daughter Ellie. Meyer wrote about her travels with Ellie in The Book of Wanderings.

Book of Wanderings CoverSunday is Mother’s Day. And there are few relationships in life quite as meaningful – or often complex – as the one between a mother and her daughter.

Such was the case for Houston writer Kimberley Meyer, who at a young age found her dreams of being a world traveler on hold when she became pregnant with her daughter.

But two decades later, with her 19-year-old freshly out of the house for college, Meyer got the chance to live out that dream of traveling the world. But she decided to take her daughter with her. The story of their journey — and Meyer’s search for some part of herself – is told in The Book of Wanderings: A Mother-Daughter Pilgrimage. Michael Hagerty tells us more.

MORE: Kimberly Meyer Reads an Excerpt from The Book of Wanderings: A Mother-Daughter Pilgrimage

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He...

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