The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings 2

by Sue Monk Kidd

Publication Date: 14/01/2014

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The No. 1 New York Times bestseller. THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd was selected as an Oprah Book Club 2.0 pick on December 10, 2013. From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women. Sarah Grimke is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimke is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble. She also knows that she cannot accept. And so, indeed, the trouble begins ...A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds.
ISBN:
9781472212740
9781472212740
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Publication Date:
14-01-2014
Publisher:
Headline Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
232x156x30mm
Weight:
0.5kg

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  • Poignant storytelling.

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    Sue Monk Kidds new book is a touching novel about sisters Sarah and Nina Grimke, who were actual early supporters for abolitionism and womens rights in the early nineteenth century, and their slaves, primarily Hetty and her mother Charlotte. Hetty and Sarah form a strained alliance when Sarah refuses to accept her as a gift for her eleventh birthday. A decision her parents do not accept. Head strong and determined to do something meaningful with her life, Sarah decides in adulthood that she can no longer abide slavery and embarks upon campaigning with her sister Nina. Like other books about slavery, the most difficult thing to digest is the justifications or lack thereof of slave owners for their brutality. The Invention of Wings is a story full of cruelty and loss, but it is also about great courage and love and it is a book not easily forgotten.

  • Poignant storytelling.

    by on

    Sue Monk Kidds new book is a touching novel about sisters Sarah and Nina Grimke, who were actual early supporters for abolitionism and womens rights in the early nineteenth century, and their slaves, primarily Hetty and her mother Charlotte. Hetty and Sarah form a strained alliance when Sarah refuses to accept her as a gift for her eleventh birthday. A decision her parents do not accept. Head strong and determined to do something meaningful with her life, Sarah decides in adulthood that she can no longer abide slavery and embarks upon campaigning with her sister Nina. Like other books about slavery, the most difficult thing to digest is the justifications or lack thereof of slave owners for their brutality. The Invention of Wings is a story full of cruelty and loss, but it is also about great courage and love and it is a book not easily forgotten.

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