The Invention of Wings

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Product Details

Price
$27.95  $25.71
Publisher
Viking
Publish Date
Pages
373
Dimensions
6.5 X 1.3 X 9.3 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780670024780

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About the Author

Sue Monk Kidd is the award-winning and bestselling author of the novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair. She is also the author of several acclaimed memoirs, including the New York Times bestseller Traveling with Pomegranates, written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. She lives in Florida.

Reviews

Praise for The Invention of Wings

"A remarkable novel that heightened my sense of what it meant to be a woman - slave or free . . a conversation changer." - Oprah Winfrey, O, The Oprah Magazine

"Exhilarating. . .powerful. . .By humanizing these formidable women, The Invention of Wings furthers our essential understanding of what has happened among us as Americans - and why it still matters." - The Washington Post

"A textured masterpiece, quietly yet powerfully poking our consciences and our consciousness . . . leaves us feeling uplifted and hopeful." - NPR

"A searing and soaring story of two women bound together as mistress and slave." - USA Today

"Kidd has managed to avoid both condescension and clichรฉ, creating an unforgettable character in the slave Handful, the emotional core of her utterly engaging third novel." - The Boston Globe

"If this isn't an American classic-to-be, I don't know what is. . .this book is as close to perfect as any I've ever read." - The Dallas Morning News

"A powerful story of rebellion and heroism. . .The remarkable courage and hope found in The Invention of Wings is a reminder that we all have those wings - and tells us a lot more about how we got them." - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Kidd has done a marvelous job of capturing two special and vibrant voices. . . I can't recall reading a book about slavery that presented in such vivid and heartbreaking detail just what the daily life and labor felt like." - The Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A total revelation. . .the book is balanced by two extraordinary women: real-life abolitionist and feminist Sarah Grimkรฉ and the imagined handmaiden Handful, who nearly leaps off every page." - Patrick Bass, Essence
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