The Invention of Wings
ISBN: 0670024783
EAN13: 9780670024780
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 7, 2014
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.7" H x 9.4" L x 6.6" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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The #1 New York Times bestseller of hope, daring, and the quest for freedom taken on by two unforgettable American women, from the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees.

A remarkable novel that heightened my sense of what it meant to be a woman - slave or free . . a conversation changer. - Oprah Winfrey, O, The Oprah Magazine

Powerful.furthers our essential understanding of what has happened among us as Americans - and why it still matters. -The Washington Post

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 Read More chevron_right

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