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The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/6/2014)
Paperback (5/5/2015)
Hardcover (1/7/2014)
CD-Audio (9/5/2017)
Prebound (5/5/2015)
Hardcover, Large Print (1/8/2014)
CD-Audio (1/7/2014)

January 2014 Indie Next List

“Kidd gives us an outstanding view into the lives of two women whose reaction to slavery is the same - it must not continue. Loosely based on real-life abolitionist and women's rights activist Sarah Grimke, The Invention of Wings reveals how an intelligent woman of privilege was just as much a prisoner of her times as the slave girl, Hetty, who was given to Sarah as a birthday gift when she was 11 years old. Kidd juxtaposes the lives of these two women to show how each became an activist and how they eventually helped each other escape the claws of the South that wanted to destroy them. This is a splendid tale that will reaffirm the injustices of slavery and will open some eyes to how women were treated in the 1800s. As always, Kidd offers rich, well-developed characters that readers think about long after the book is closed.”
— Lynn Pellerito Riehl, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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Large Print Press, 9781594138867, 652pp.

Publication Date: May 26, 2015