The Invention of WingsBook Club Kit - 2014
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Sue Monk Kidd draws our attention to the Grimke sisters, Sarah and Angelina, who were at the forefront of both the abolitionist and women's suffrage movements. At the center is the relationship between Southern-born Sarah and her maid since childhood, Handful, who both dream of something more but... Read More »
The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thi... Read More »
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