The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings Reading The Invention Of Wings By Sue Monk Kidd Horsebackridingnewjersey.us 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.

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 and Anderson College, 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 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 and Anderson College, 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 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 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 Kidd lives in Florida with her husband Please visit www.suemonkkidd.com forinformation Follow Sue on Twitter SueMonkKidd and Facebook

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Invention of Wings
  • Sue Monk Kidd
  • English
  • 20 October 2017
  • 0670024783

10 thoughts on “The Invention of Wings

  1. 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...

  2. 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 slavery Sue Monk Kidd has provided that depiction in this amazing novel In blending fact and fiction, she tells the story of Sarah and Angelina Grimke, two sisters from Charleston, S 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 slavery Sue Monk Kidd has provided that depiction in this amazing novel In blending fact and fiction, she tells the story of Sarah and Angelina Grimke, two sisters from Charleston, S.C who devote their lives to the abolition of slavery and to the women s rights movement in the 1800 s It is also the courageous story of Handful Hetty ,her mother Charlotte, and...

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    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 possi...

  4. 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 powerful story of a turbulent time in history and that was conveyed in the brilliant narration by Jenna Lamia and Adepero Oduye The story alternates points of view f 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 powerful story of a turbulent time in history and that was conveyed in the brilliant narration by Jenna Lamia and Adepero Oduye The story alternates points of view from Sarah Grimke and a slave on her parents plantation named Handful Lamia and Oduye brought the story, the people, and the places to vivid life I was so immersed in their narration that I felt like I was sitting on the porch of the South Carolina plantation house sipping sweet tea and hoping for a breeze while watching all of this play out I didn t kn...

  5. 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 history when the south wanted nothingthan to preserve its lot in the slave trade Sarah Grimke and Hetty Handful alternate the narration of thi 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 history when the south wanted nothingthan to preserve its lot in the slave trade Sarah Grimke and Hetty Handful alternate the narration of this inspiring story Each woman is anxious to find freedom For one, that freedom is physical, and the other freedom from backwards thinking Sarah is from an aristocratic southern family where her father is a judge on South Carolina s highest court She expects that some day she will be able to walk in his footsteps For her 11th birthday she is given a slave named Hetty The idea of owning someone is preposterous to Sarah, even th...

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    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 child of fourteen children, Nina the twelfth, their father was a plantation owner but the family lived in Charleston an 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 siste...

  7. 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 research she had to do to keep this novel accurate, and taking liberties with telling the story of Hetty Handful and Sarah G 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 research she had to do to keep this novel accurate, and taking liberties ...

  8. 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 aboli...

  9. says:

    2.99 Kindle sale, Dec 19, 2017 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 on an actual person Angelina and Sarah Grimke, southern ladies, sisters and early abolitionists.Sarah, an intelligent, introspective daughter of one 2.99 Kindle sale, Dec 19, 2017 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 on an actual person Angelina and Sarah Grimke, southern ladies, sisters and ea...

  10. says:

    Unforgettable This book was completely and utterly dynamic From the first word to the last I was enthralled with Sarah and Handful From the beginning they had a bond that couldn t be bought or broken Sarah promised Handful s mama she would free her and she did in so many ways What a beautiful book, it has definitely opened up new doors for me in what I am choosing to read The Invention of Wings was so powerful that it even made me rethink my opinions on slavery and how awful and degrading Unforgettable This book was completely and utterly dynamic From the first word to the last I was enthralled with Sarah and Handful From the beginning they had a bond that ...

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