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The Invention of Wings
The Invention of Wings
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women. — 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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143121701
ISBN-10: 0143121707
Publication Date: 5/5/2015
Pages: 384
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4.3 stars, based on 64 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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christylisty avatar reviewed The Invention of Wings on + 45 more book reviews
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The Invention of Wings is by Sue Monk Kidd, the author of the best-selling book, The Secret Life of Bees. It is the story of two Charleston, S.C., sisters and the young slave girl that was given to one of the sisters wrapped up with ribbons for her eleventh birthday. I find it difficult to read about topics such as slavery and the holocaust because I find it difficult to hold on to hope and the promise of something better when immersed in these topics. Yet, this book of historical fiction provided a glimpse of how everyday people can rise to greatness in refusing to accept slavery then and continued racism and sexism today. This beautifully written book gave me hope that we can all rise to build a world that values each person and respects the creativity that each of us brings to life.
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winslet2 avatar reviewed The Invention of Wings on + 3 more book reviews
What an amazing work of historical fiction. The characters come back to life and you feel like you are there with them. The Grimke sisters were absolutely fascinating and it's always wonderful to know that what you do can make a difference in the world.


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