Oprah Endorses Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings
December 12, 2013
The third selection for Oprah’s new, more periodic book club (2.0) is Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings, due out next month. (The first two were Wild by Cheryl Strayed and The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis).
Here is the link to her announcement on her website. We have 17 copies of the book and 4 of the audiobook on order, but I imagine we will now have more demand.
[T]he story follows Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. “The Invention of Wings” follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined”– Provided by publisher