The Invention of Wings: a Novel

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The Invention of Wings: a Novel

by Sue Monk Kidd

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Publisher: Penguin Audio

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ISBN - 10: 1611762529

ISBN - 13: 9781611762525

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2014. A good ex-library audio book in a 12-CD set. All CDs are included and clean. Library markings on hard plastic case, and small markings on each CD. Case has some very slight dents and rubbing, but is otherwise fine. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world.

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From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent 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 world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.


Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.
 

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The Invention of Wings: a Novel

The Invention of Wings: a Novel

by Sue Monk Kidd

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Format: Audio CD

Publisher: Penguin Audio

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Audio book. Factory sealed. New item with possible minimal shelfwear. May have remainder mark. Carefully inspected. Leaves our warehouse same or next business day. Most continental U.S. orders lead time 4-10 days. Thank you for your business.

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The Invention of Wings: a Novel

The Invention of Wings: a Novel

by Sue Monk Kidd

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The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings

by Sue Monk Kidd

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12 CDs.

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The Invention of Wings

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12 CDs.

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The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings

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