The Invention of Wings

By Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings
The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in this special eBook edition of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, which includes exclusive content such as Oprah's personal notes highlighted within the text and a reading group guide.... 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 this Sarah, the Grimke's daughter, has known since she was a child that she was meant to do something big in the world, but she is hampered by the limitations placed on women.Kidd's sweeping novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who will be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years as they 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 love's uneasy ways. Handful will face loss and sorrow as the stories progress to a thrilling conclusion, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will face crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women's rights movements alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina.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 fictional.

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