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The Invention of Wings [compact Disc]

By Sue Monk Kidd

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women
 
 
Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.


Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. 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.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.

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.

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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Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Kidd, Sue Monk
Summary: On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.
Title: The invention of wings [compact disc] / Sue Monk Kidd.
Publisher Date: [New York] : Penguin Audio, p2014.
Subject: Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873 -- Fiction. Antislavery movements -- Fiction. Feminists -- South Carolina -- Fiction. Women's rights -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781611762525
Current Holds: 22
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: F Kidd
Oclc: 850211361
Upc: 9781611762525
Bib Id: 502778

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Kidd, Sue Monk.
Summary: On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next 35 years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.
Title: The invention of wings [compact disc] / Sue Monk Kidd.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : Penguin Audio, p2014.
Description: 12 sound discs (810 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Antislavery movements -- Fiction.
Subjects: Feminists -- South Carolina -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women's rights -- Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Other Author: Lamia, Jenna.
Other Author: Oduye, Adepero.
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Duration: 13:30:00.
Notes: Reading by Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, and the author of the 2014 book.
ISBN: 9781611762525
Requests: 22
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: F Kidd
Medium: [compact disc]