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The Invention of Wings

The Invention of WingsOprah's latest book-club pick centers on Sarah Grimké, a slave owner's daughter, and her 11th-birthday gift, ''Handful,'' a slave she accepts with a...The Invention of WingsHistorical FictionOprah's latest book-club pick centers on Sarah Grimké, a slave owner's daughter, and her 11th-birthday gift, ''Handful,'' a slave she accepts with a...2014-01-08Viking Adult
THE INVENTION OF WINGS Sue Monk Kidd

THE INVENTION OF WINGS Sue Monk Kidd

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The Invention of Wings

Genre: Historical Fiction; Author: Sue Monk Kidd; Publisher: Viking Adult

Oprah’s latest book-club pick centers on Sarah Grimké, a slave owner’s daughter, and her 11th-birthday gift, ”Handful,” a slave she accepts with a secret promise to liberate her. Via the girls’ alternating perspectives, Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, depicts an unromanticized 19th century in which the girls are both hungry for freedom and at times too complacent to oppose their circumstances. The Invention of Wings isn’t just the story of a friendship that defies an oppressive society; it’s a much more satisfying story of two people discovering together that their lives are worth the fight. A-

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