The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings 2

by Sue Monk Kidd

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 14/10/2014

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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:
9781472212771
9781472212771
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-10-2014
Publisher:
Headline Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
198x130x29mm
Weight:
0.3kg

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  • the invention of wings

    by on

    loved this book
    Even though its set in a previous century i felt this story was relevant to today and due to its factually origins an inspiration to women of all ages

  • If you loved The Help, then read this one.

    by on

    One from the very start of the year but definitely deserving to be in our Top 10. Sue Monk Kidd has taken her writing up a level with this very powerful and telling story of two sisters who devote their lives to the abolition of slavery and to the human rights movement. If you loved The Help or great Fiction this one is heavily recommended.