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The Invention of Wings 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 ClubselectionHetty 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 womenKidd 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 loveAs 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 movementsInspired 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 betterThis 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


About the Author: Sue Monk Kidd

SUE MONK KIDD was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1970 and later took creative writing courses at Emory University, as well as studying at Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and other writers conferences In her forties, Kidd turned her attention to writing fiction, winning the South Carolina Fellowship in Literature and the 1996 Poets Writers Exchange Program in Fiction.When her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, was published by Viking in 2002, it became a genuine literary phenomenon, spendingthan 2 years on the New York Times bestseller list It has been translated into 36 languages and soldthan 6 million copies in the U.S and 8 million copies worldwide Bees was named the Book Sense Paperback Book of the Year in 2004, long listed for the 2002 Orange Prize in England, and won numerous awards The novel was adapted into a award winning movie and an Off Broadway musical The Mermaid Chair spent 24 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, reaching the 1 position, and spent 22 weeks on the New York Times trade paperback list The novel won the Nation Quill Award and was made into the television movie.The Invention of Wings, her third novel, was published in 2014 to wide critical acclaim and debuted at 1 on the New York Times bestseller list where it remained for 9 months It was selected for Oprah Winfrey s Bookclub 2.0 and other awards Wings has been translated to 20 languages.She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor Her latest novel, The Book of Longings, is to be published on April 21, 2020.Kidd lives in North Carolina with her husband Please visit www.suemonkkidd.com forinformation Follow Sue on Twitter Instagram SueMonkKidd and Facebook



10 thoughts on “The Invention of Wings

  1. Lori Lori says:

    A must read I found this to be one of the most powerful novels I ve read I m from South Carolina and I love Charleston but not always her history Im very sad that the courageousness of the Grimke Sisters is notwell known here Wonderful writting the atrocities of slavery and its affects are so well depicte


  2. Angela M Angela M says:

    We think that we know something about the atrocities of slavery because we learned about it in American history class, or we saw glimpses of it in a movie or a book But it isn t until we confront a depiction of it that seems so real and horrible, that we realize how very little we really know of the injustice of s


  3. Sally Sally says:

    I don t know how the book I read can be the same that has received 4 and 5 stars I found the book to be mediocre at best With very little character development the book is shallow I felt nothing for anyone with the possible exception of Handful Even Charleston, a character herself, especially in the slave trade, was poorly


  4. Donna Donna says:

    Audiobooks have been my preferred reading format for about 5 years now, and I probably listen to at least 30 audiobooks a year, but it is rare that I come across an audio so beautifully narrated and a story so deeply stirring that it leaves me feeling like anything I can say about it will be inadequate The Invention of Wings was a


  5. Debra Debra says:

    Such an amazing book I loved every page of it This book was amazing I love books that make one think and feel and this book did both Parts were inspiring, parts were devastating, disturbing, etc This is the story of mainly 2 women but alsowomen of note are also in this book as minor characters The novel really begins when an 11 year old dau


  6. Patrice Hoffman Patrice Hoffman says:

    Sue Monk Kidd is the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees so it s no surprise that she s back on the scene with an Oprah approved title The Invention of Wings, similar to it s Bees, takes place in the south and follows the lives of two women Where the two novels differ is that The Invention of Wings takes place during a time in American his


  7. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    1.99 Kindle sale, Sept 6, 2018 A strong 4 stars This is a semi factual novelization of the life of Sarah Grimke, an actual abolitionist and women s rights advocate born in Charleston, S.C in the early 1800s It s also a tales of slavery, as the novel alternates each chapter between the voices of Sarah and her slave Hetty, or Handful who was very loosely based


  8. Britany Britany says:

    I was not expecting this book to grab my heartstrings and pull the way that it did It was unexpected, fresh, and interesting I literally read this book in two sittings, and wasn t ready for it to end when it did In fact, I actually thought I hadto read, but quickly found out that the author s note was stuck in there Sue Monk Kidd outdid herself with the amount of res


  9. B the BookAddict B the BookAddict says:

    This is a book whose topic is one which makes me feel supremely uncomfortable slavery Usually, I avoid books like this, they make me feel wretched and sad tethered as I am here in 2014 and utterly powerless to change history Before this novel, I knew nothing of Sarah Grimke and her sister Nina and I m grateful to Sue Monk Kidd for enlightening me.Sarah Grimke was the eighth c


  10. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    Where to start in trying to explain all the amazing things this novel contained It is powerful, intense, profound and amazing in every way The real lifeGremke sisters, born into a family of wealth, on a plantation that of course had slaves, in Charleston in the middle of the 19th century, but before the Civil War This is their story and the story of others who also fought for the abol


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