Book Review of The Invention of Wings: A Novel

The Invention of Wings: A Novel
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Told from two perspectives, Sarah a daughter of a wealthy judge in Charleston who owns a few slaves and depends on them and Handful one of the slaves of the home who becomes Sarah's personal slave. Alternating between these two stories, the author provides a full perspective of the South during the years where slavery was prevalent and their lively hoods depended on the work these slaves did in their homes and plantations.

This book slightly reminded me of one I just read The Wedding Gift and I loved that one, but this one still had an authentic feel. Without putting out any spoilers, I loved that the author didn't include anything Civil War related. I enjoyed reading the beginning rumblings of abolition and the start of the movement, but it didn't go there like so many other books do.