The Invention of Wings is a powerful, sweeping novel set in the American South in the first half of the nineteenth century. At its heart is the story of two women: Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, an urban slave, and Sarah Grimke, daughter of a rich slave-owning family. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, who campaigned throughout her life against slavery, this exquisitely written, shocking, insightful and haunting novel is a triumph of storytelling, chronicling one of the most terrible episodes of human history through characters whose struggles for liberation, empowerment and expression will leave no reader unmoved.
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Sue Monk Kidd is the author of three novels, all of which have been international bestsellers: The Secret Life Of Bees, The Mermaid Chair and The Invention Of Wings. The Secret Life Of Bees spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list, was long-listed for the Orange Prize, and was turned into an award-winning film. The Mermaid Chair and The Invention of Wings were both No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. Sue is also the author of several acclaimed non-fiction books including Travelling with Pomegranates, which she co-wrote with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor.
Sue lives in Florida with her husband Sandy.
A stunning new novel from the author of international bestseller THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. THE INVENTION OF WINGS is about slavery in the American South in the first half of the nineteenth century, inspired by the true story of anti-slavery campaigner Sarah Gimke. It is a triumph of storytelling that will provoke, disturb, educate and above all grip readers with its narrative power.
The No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the author of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES