[↠ The Invention of Wings || ☆ PDF Read by ò Sue Monk Kidd] #2020


  • Title: The Invention of Wings
  • Author: Sue Monk Kidd
  • ISBN: 9781472212757
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Invention of Wings By Sue Monk Kidd From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women.Sarah Grimk is the middle daughter The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable On Sarah s eleventh birthday, Hetty Handful Grimk is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavenFrom the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women.Sarah Grimk is the middle daughter The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable On Sarah s eleventh birthday, Hetty Handful Grimk is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble She also knows that she cannot accept And so, indeed, the trouble begins A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds.
    Sue Monk Kidd
    SUE MONK KIDD was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia She graduated from Texas Christian University in 1970 and later took creative writing courses at Emory University and Anderson College, as well as studying at Sewanee, Bread Loaf, and other writers conferences In her forties, Kidd turned her attention to writing fiction, winning the South Carolina Fellowship in Literature and the 1996 Poets Writers Exchange Program in Fiction.When her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, was published by Viking in 2002, it became a genuine literary phenomenon, spending than 2 years on the New York Times bestseller list It has been translated into 36 languages and sold than 6 million copies in the U.S and 8 million copies worldwide Bees was named the Book Sense Paperback Book of the Year in 2004, long listed for the 2002 Orange Prize in England, and won numerous awards.The Mermaid Chair spent 24 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, reaching the 1 position, and spent 22 weeks on the New York Times trade paperback list 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 Kidd lives in Florida with her husband Please visit suemonkkidd for information Follow Sue on Twitter SueMonkKidd and Facebook facebook suemonkkidd

    The Invention of Wings By Sue Monk Kidd

    Commentaires:

    Lori
    A must read I found this to be one of the most powerful novels I ve read I m from South Carolina and I love Charleston but not always her history Im very sad that the courageousness of the Grimke Sisters is not well known here Wonderful writting the atrocities of slavery and its affects are so well depicted in the voices of Sarah and Hettie Thank you Sue for sharing this amazing story 5 HUGE stars

    Angela M
    We think that we know something about the atrocities of slavery because we learned about it in American history class, or we saw glimpses of it in a movie or a book But it isn t until we confront a depiction of it that seems so real and horrible, that we realize how very little we really know of the injustice of slavery Sue Monk Kidd has provided that depiction in this amazing novel In blending fact and fiction, she tells the story of Sarah and Angelina Grimke, two sisters from Charleston, S.C w [...]

    Sally
    I don t know how the book I read can be the same that has received 4 and 5 stars I found the book to be mediocre at best With very little character development the book is shallow I felt nothing for anyone with the possible exception of Handful Even Charleston, a character herself, especially in the slave trade, was poorly developed This is a missed opportunity as the history coupled with the fictionalized account could have been very good I was sadly disappointed.

    Donna
    Audiobooks have been my preferred reading format for about 5 years now, and I probably listen to at least 30 audiobooks a year, but it is rare that I come across an audio so beautifully narrated and a story so deeply stirring that it leaves me feeling like anything I can say about it will be inadequate The Invention of Wings was a powerful story of a turbulent time in history and that was conveyed in the brilliant narration by Jenna Lamia and Adepero Oduye The story alternates points of view fro [...]

    Patrice Hoffman
    Sue Monk Kidd is the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees so it s no surprise that she s back on the scene with an Oprah approved title The Invention of Wings, similar to it s Bees, takes place in the south and follows the lives of two women Where the two novels differ is that The Invention of Wings takes place during a time in American history when the south wanted nothing than to preserve its lot in the slave trade Sarah Grimke and Hetty Handful alternate the narration of this inspir [...]

    B the BookAddict
    This is a book whose topic is one which makes me feel supremely uncomfortable slavery Usually, I avoid books like this, they make me feel wretched and sad tethered as I am here in 2014 and utterly powerless to change history Before this novel, I knew nothing of Sarah Grimke and her sister Nina and I m grateful to Sue Monk Kidd for enlightening me.Sarah Grimke was the eighth child of fourteen children, Nina the twelfth, their father was a plantation owner but the family lived in Charleston and ha [...]

    Britany
    I was not expecting this book to grab my heartstrings and pull the way that it did It was unexpected, fresh, and interesting I literally read this book in two sittings, and wasn t ready for it to end when it did In fact, I actually thought I had to read, but quickly found out that the author s note was stuck in there Sue Monk Kidd outdid herself with the amount of research she had to do to keep this novel accurate, and taking liberties with telling the story of Hetty Handful and Sarah Grimke Th [...]

    Diane S ☔
    Where to start in trying to explain all the amazing things this novel contained It is powerful, intense, profound and amazing in every way The real lifeGremke sisters, born into a family of wealth, on a plantation that of course had slaves, in Charleston in the middle of the 19th century, but before the Civil War This is their story and the story of others who also fought for the abolishment of slavery It is also the story of Handful, a slave and her mother on the Gremke plantation.Some was hard [...]

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2.99 Kindle sale, Dec 19, 2017 This is a semi factual novelization of the life of Sarah Grimke, an actual abolitionist and women s rights advocate born in Charleston, S.C in the early 1800s It s also a tales of slavery, as the novel alternates each chapter between the voices of Sarah and her slave Hetty, or Handful who was very loosely based on an actual person Angelina and Sarah Grimke, southern ladies, sisters and early abolitionists.Sarah, an intelligent, introspective daughter of one of the [...]

    Mandy
    Unforgettable This book was completely and utterly dynamic From the first word to the last I was enthralled with Sarah and Handful From the beginning they had a bond that couldn t be bought or broken Sarah promised Handful s mama she would free her and she did in so many ways What a beautiful book, it has definitely opened up new doors for me in what I am choosing to read The Invention of Wings was so powerful that it even made me rethink my opinions on slavery and how awful and degrading it tru [...]

    Dem
    3.5 StarsThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd was a really interesting and well researched novel about the lives of the Grimke Sisters.Firstly I have to applaud the author for including a detailedAuthor s Note at the end of this beautiful novel and updating the readers on what is in fact fiction and what events really happened in the lives of the Grimke Sisters I feel this is so important in historical fiction which is inspired by real events.I have read a good few books dealing with slavery [...]

    PorshaJo
    A new trend over the years is to take a small piece of history and create a story around it I enjoy this concept, especially when it is done well This time, was no exception I have wanted to read this for years and always pushed it to the bottom of the pile I finally decided to pick this up just for the audio One of the narrators is one that I really enjoy and when I saw she was narrating this one, I moved it to the top of my list.The story is told from two points of view, alternating between ea [...]

    Damaskcat
    I had heard so many good things about Sue Monk Kidd that I thought I d give her latest novel a try Unfortunately I was a little disappointed with it Basically it is a fairly run of the mill story about two girls of a similar age in the nineteenth century who grow up in different social settings one a slave and one her owner Yes the story is interesting and the contrasts it paints between the different social strata of society in nineteenth century Charleston is well done However I didn t think i [...]

    Margitte
    What a great read Once again, I will skip a long review and just mention that it was a well researched, creative novel based on the true life story of two sisters who became the first outspoken anti slavery advocates from Georgia and paid a hefty price for it In the end they succeeded and changed the world for women in America as well in the early 1800s All they asked was that men should step off their necks A great expression to remember But it needs to be said that it was men who inspired and [...]

    Katelyn
    First off, before I get into the actual review, I think it s necessary to explain my history with the author, Sue Monk Kidd When I was fourteen, I received a book recommendation from one of my mom s friends, which ended up being The Secret Life of Bees I was just at that age where books didn t fascinate me as much as when I was a little kid, and my book selection was getting increasingly pickier As I was reading the book coming home from a trip to Mexico, I felt an overwhelming connection to eve [...]

    Cher
    2.5 stars It was alright, an average book.While being well written and interesting enough to keep me engaged, this book was ultimately a let down and did not even come close to meeting the expectations that have been set by the hype surrounding it.I love historical fiction that is based on actual figures events and was excited to read about the Grimke sisters, the first female abolition agents and among the earliest major American feminist thinkers Unfortunately, the focus on their actions to en [...]

    Sarah
    At the age of 11, I owned a slave I couldn t free.This is a book primarily about two girls, both of who are trapped within lives that they cannot change, but who ultimately grow into extraordinary and inspirational women The novel begins in 1803 Sarah Grimke is the daughter of Judge Grimke, and a middle child in a large family who form part of the aristocratic class of Charleston, South Carolina The Grimkes, like all other rich white families in the town, rely on slaves to sustain their lavish l [...]

    Laz
    She said it again, I m tired She wanted me to tell her it was all right, to get her spirit and go on, but I couldn t say it I told her, Course you re tired You worked hard your whole life That s all you did was work Don t you remember me for that Don t you remember I m a slave and work hard When you think of me, you say, she never belong to those people She never belong to nobody but herself She closed her eyes You remember that I will, mauma When Sarah Grimk turned 11 her mother gave her first, [...]

    Susan
    This powerful novel begins in 1803 and follows the life of two girls into womanhood neither of whom follow the path proscribed for them by convention and the world they are born into Sarah Grimke is the daughter of a wealthy and influential family Her father is a judge on South Carolina s highest court, her snobbish, overbearing and constantly pregnant mother, Mary, descended from the first families of Charleston On her eleventh birthday, Sarah is presented with Handful, the slave daughter of Ch [...]

    Elyse
    This book is as good as people say it is Page turning engrossing Vibrantly imagined Pulsing with life devastating torture, tender humanity, and an extraordinary achievement in storytelling I m giving it 5 Stars 4.5 stars for sure Given there must be at least 5,000 reviews of this book already I m going to pick out a quote page 115 , in which I felt this story took a major turn A powerful turn She had the look of someone who d declared herself, and seeing it, my indignation collapsed and her muti [...]

    Brenda
    Firstly let me apologise for the length of this review It was the 1780s in Charleston, South Carolina when the day of Sarah Grimke s eleventh birthday was to become the day of change in young Sarah s life, though she was unaware of it at the time For her birthday her parents gifted her with ten year old Hetty Handful to be her waiting maid Sarah was horrified she tried to give her back she didn t need a maid she said But it was to be And so a strange and unique relationship formed between mistre [...]

    Dale Harcombe
    A powerful novel that starts in 1803 and goes through to 1838 It starts with two girls whose lives become intertwined One is Hetty Handful Grimke, a slave, and the other 11 year old Sarah Grimke, a middle daughter of her well to do parents On her birthday Sarah is presented with a gift by her mother The gift is Handful, to be her own maid and slave Sarah is appalled and seeks to rectify matters by refusing to accept this gift But it seem there is just no persuading her mother or father that slav [...]

    Lela
    Excellent mix of fiction and the real This well written book brings slavery to the personal level and depicts just how cruel, ingrained, and tightly grasped it was in a large part of our country Whites, particularly Southern whites, for the most part didn t even want to admit these slaves were human because then they might have to face exactly what they were doing to hold on to their way of life And, anyone who deviated from this blindness was ostracized or worse Speaking out and mixing brought [...]

    Diane Chamberlain
    My favorite book in recent months.

    Chrissie
    I KNOW my emotional response to this book I liked it, so three stars it has to get But why What is it that has prevented me from giving it Please read the above book summary I am not going to repeat all of that I assume you know that this book is based on the two real life Grimke sisters that fought for the Abolitionist and Women s Rights movement in the 1830s and 1840s.The book is well researched It has an excellent epilogue that in detail specifies what is and is not fictional Many of the cha [...]

    Karen
    Wow This book showcases why historical fiction is my favorite genre The real historical characters and places are tightly woven with an interesting cast of a few fictional characters to help the story grow and develop Sarah Grimke, you are my hero Handful, you are an inspiration.My favorite quote was in the author s note at the end of the book History is not just facts and events History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another s pain in the heart our o [...]

    Myrna
    The Invention of Wings is GREAT from beginning to end I can t believe I put this book off for so long Kidd wrote a beautiful, insightful and well researched book Written in alternating voices and inspired by the life of the Grimke sisters, the fact and fiction were seamless If you like historical fiction, this a must read Favorite Quote History is not just facts and events History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another s pain in the heart our own.

    Debbie Shoulders
    Sue Monk Kidd has a way with words but interesting sentences don t necessarily turn into a great story.Shedding light on a fellow native Charlestonian, this is fictional retelling of Sarah Grimke, an abolitionist and early pioneer for women s rights To help tell her story, Monk Kidd juxtaposes an imagined tale of a slave owned by Grimke s family, Handful Both women yearn to be than society allows, a challenge to imagine when one lives in a time of so many opportunities The problem is that thing [...]

    Tania
    We re all yearning for a wedge of sky, aren t we I suspect God plants these yearnings in us so we ll at least try and change the course of things We must try, that s all.3.5 stars Sue Monk Kidd writes beautifully, and although I enjoyed The Mermaid Chair and The Secret Life of Bees, The Invention of Wings is definitely my favorite Sarah and Handful s voices were both authentic and strong, and I never found myself preferring one s story over the other The fact that the book was based on the lives [...]

    Connie
    12 17 14 Reread book for a book discussion This is one of my favorite books of 2014.7 23 14 Sue Monk Kidd has written a wonderful historical novel about two women struggling in Charleston one struggling against the shackles of slavery, and the other giving a voice to the abolitionist cause and women s rights When Sarah Grimke turned 11 years old in 1803, she was given a slave Hetty called Handful as a birthday present Even at that young age, Sarah was an abolitionist and tried to refuse her pres [...]

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