The Invention of Wings

  • by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Narrated by Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye
  • 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the celebrated author of the international best seller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women.
Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimke 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.

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The era of slavery

I enjoyed listening to this reading. It was narrated by two great readers, who brought the diary entries to life.<br/>It was interesting to listen and learn about some of the first women who were brave enough to speak out about slavery and women's rights.<br/>A great listen...
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- Alison

Fantastic story and great narration

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the book The Help.
I liked learning at the end it was based on facts.
The narration is great and engaging.
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- Sam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2014
  • Publisher: Headline Digital