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The invention of wings

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Sarah Moore Grimké; Sarah Moore Grimké; Sarah Moore Grimké
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN: 9780670024780 0670024783 9780525426806 0525426809
OCLC Number: 849719161
Description: 373 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Sue Monk Kidd.

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"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention 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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