The Invention of Wings: A Novel (Original Publisher's Edition-No Annotations) - eBook  -     By: Sue Monk Kidd
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Penguin Books / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780698152427
ISBN-13: 9780698152427

Publisher's Description

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women
 
 
Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.


Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

Please note there is another digital edition available featuring notes by Oprah Winfrey.

Author Bio

Sue Monk Kidd is the award-winning and bestselling author of the novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair. She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. She lives in Florida.

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    July 11, 2015
    Linda
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    This review was written for The Invention of Wings.
    I purchase books for a church library where people can check out good fiction without worry of inappropriate content. About half way in the book there was a very descriptive passage on a sexual act. I have pulled this book from my library.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Invention of Wings
    October 25, 2014
    sometimesme
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Invention of Wings.
    This was an amazing read, interesting and well written ~ I highly recommended this book.
  3. Rocky River, OH
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Invention of Wings
    October 3, 2014
    Jody
    Rocky River, OH
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Invention of Wings.
    Excellent book by a very gifted author. It was an easy read and hard to put down.
  4. Erie, PA
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    Finding One's Wings
    June 7, 2014
    mcaldwell
    Erie, PA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Hetty "Handful" and Sarah Grimke are the stars of this novel which follows them through the different restrictions placed on slaves and women during the early 1800′s. I enjoyed how the author alternated chapters to demonstrate the different challenges of each woman. Hetty's slavery was, of course, a reprehensible situation. Sarah's role as the privileged daughter of a plantation/land owner was also extremely restrictive. I wondered as a read, but found out at the end, that Sarah Grimke was an historical figure. She did write and speak about abolition, racial equality and women's rights. I would say that she found her wings! Hetty and her mother, Charlotte, also found their wings in the chances they took to assert their independence even in their forced slavery. Fabulous book! Thanks to Penguin Group for sending me an advance copy to review.
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