June 2015

The Inventions of Wings  

In June, we will be reading The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. Hetty "Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the 

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. 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.suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. 

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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Mary Louise Selzer 363-1618, MLSelzer@comcast.net