Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
This is a touching story of two women who lived in South Carolina in the 1800s; one, the daughter of a plantation owner, the other, a slave. Beginning when Sarah was 11 years old and 10 year old Hattie, also called Handful was given to her as a gift, the two women alternate telling the story from their points of view. Sarah's character is based on a real woman, Sarah Grimke, who, along with her sister, Angelina, was infamous for writing and speaking about abolition and feminism. Although the story is fictionalized, it is based on true facts about some of the characters and how slaves were treated at that time. The story is well-written and captivating and I highly recommend it. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.