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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