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THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd - Sue Monk Kidd
THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd
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THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd Kidd’s retelling of the Grimke sisters and their fight for equality for women and the abolition of slavery is told with sympathy and fact. Although much of the story is fiction, Kidd manages to remain true to the real life story of Sarah and Angelina... show more
THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd
Kidd’s retelling of the Grimke sisters and their fight for equality for women and the abolition of slavery is told with sympathy and fact. Although much of the story is fiction, Kidd manages to remain true to the real life story of Sarah and Angelina Grimke in the days and decades before the Civil War. A number of “big names” appear in the sisters’ ongoing struggle to be heard in a male dominated South and respected in a male dominated North.
The tale loses momentum in the middle, possibly because the sisters’ actual lives also stalled in their middle years. The addition of the totally fictional characters of Charlotte and Hetty carry the story well, giving the slave side of Southern life. The horrors of slavery are graphically depicted.
I can recommend this book without reservation for anyone interested in Southern life, abolition, women’s rights, and the life style and treatment of women in antebellum Charleston, South Carolina. Also interesting is the role of the church (in many permutations) in the condoning of slavery and the treatment of women.
5 of 5 stars
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780698175242 (0698175247)
ASIN: B00H58VGIA
Pages no: 386
Edition language: English
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3.0 THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd
From the author of The Secret Life of Bees is a novel about two American women: Hetty "Handful" Grimké and Sarah Grimké. The story begins in 1803. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful who will be her handmaid. Over the next thirty years, the novel follows the ...
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