Blaise’s May Recommendation

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Blaise recommends this in audiobook format!

invention of wingsBlaise says:

Set in the early 1800’s, this historical fiction novel follows the intertwined lives of two women, Sarah from a rich, slave-owning Charleston family and Handful/Heddy, a slave her family owns.  Two different narrators read the two parts and really bring this novel to life.

Summary from publisher: The story follows Hetty ‘Handful’ Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. Thenovel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. “TheInvention of Wings” follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined

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