Kidd, Sue Monk The Invention of Wings

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9780143121701: The Invention of Wings

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller.

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd was selected as an Oprah Book Club 2.0 pick on December 10, 2013.

From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women.

Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimké is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble. She also knows that she cannot accept. And so, indeed, the trouble begins ...

A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds.

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The fascinating story of real-life abolitionist sisters, Sarah and Angelina Grimk?... A splendid tribute to a pair of true heroines ( The Times)

Wonderful - well-written, moving and engaging by turns, and always compelling ( Daily Mail)

Unflinchingly depicts the brutality of slavery... a resonant, illuminating novel ( Observer)

[A] once-in-a-lifetime read... Sue Monk Kidd's ability to leave readers desperate for more is unrivalled ( Stylist)

This year's The Help - but even better ( Fabulous Magazine (supplement to The Sun))

'A moving tale of slavery in the Deep South' **** ( Heat)

Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees was every book group's must-read novel. The Invention of Wings... promises to repeat the trick ( Guardian)

An exploration of slavery already singled out by Oprah Winfrey for her game-changing book club ( Sunday Express)

A poignant tale set in America's Deep South in the last days of slavery ( Good Housekeeping)

A searing and soaring story of two women bound together as mistress and slave... A beautifully written book about the awe-inspiring resilience of America's enslaved people ( USA Today)

'The fascinating story of real-life abolitionist sisters, Sarah and Angelina Grimké... A splendid tribute to a pair of true heroines' ( The Times)

'Wonderful - well-written, moving and engaging by turns, and always compelling' ( Daily Mail)

'Unflinchingly depicts the brutality of slavery... a resonant, illuminating novel' ( Observer)

'[A] once-in-a-lifetime read... Sue Monk Kidd's ability to leave readers desperate for more is unrivalled' ( Stylist)

'This year's The Help - but even better' ( Fabulous Magazine (supplement to The Sun))

'Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees was every book group's must-read novel. The Invention of Wings... promises to repeat the trick' ( Guardian)

'An exploration of slavery already singled out by Oprah Winfrey for her game-changing book club' ( Sunday Express)

'A poignant tale set in America's Deep South in the last days of slavery' ( Good Housekeeping)

'A searing and soaring story of two women bound together as mistress and slave... A beautifully written book about the awe-inspiring resilience of America's enslaved people' ( USA Today)

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