What is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd about?

What is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd about?

The Invention of Wings is a story about empowering women to change the world… With historical bedrock as her foundation for a compelling narrative, Kidd serves up a remarkable novel about finding your voice.”

Is The Invention of Wings a true story?

In “The Invention of Wings,” the latest Oprah book club pick, Kidd fictionalizes an inherently dramatic true story from our shared history of slavery to illuminate the lives of four women coming of age in Charleston during the volatile early 1800s.

What do wings represent in The Invention of Wings?

Charlotte uses black triangles, which represent blackbird wings and signify freedom.

What is the story of The Invention of Wings?

The Invention of Wings is a fictionalized biographical account of the Grimke sisters as they become trailblazers in the abolition movement and early leaders in the fight for women’s rights. The story takes place in the pre Civil War era and begins on a plantation in Charleston.

Who wrote The Invention of Wings?

Sue Monk KiddThe Invention of Wings / Author

Was handful a real person?

Though the tale is fictional, the Grimké sisters were real-life abolitionists whose stories captivated Kidd. Also drawn from real life is Hetty, nicknamed Handful.

How does the invention of wings end?

Once in a private resort on the New Jersey shore, Sarah’s father admits both that he does not plan to get better and that he truly agrees with Sarah about the evil of slavery. He dies in the North and Sarah writes home to say that she will not be returning immediately.

When did Sue Monk Kidd start writing?

In 1997, she began to write the novel of The Secret Life of Bees, basing much of the context of the times on her years of growing up during the 1960s in the South.

Who narrates The Invention of Wings?

Product details

Listening Length 13 hours and 42 minutes
Narrator Sue Monk Kidd, Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye
Whispersync for Voice Ready Release Date January 07, 2014
Publisher Penguin Audio