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Adult Book Club


Thursday, August 27, 2015


3:00pm to 4:00pm




Discussion on Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings.   “Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery. Sarah, daughter of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, exhibits an independent spirit and strong belief in the equality of all. Handful, a slave in the Grimké household, displays a sharp intellect and brave, rebellious disposition. Kidd is a master storyteller, and, with smooth and graceful prose, she immerses the reader in the lives of these fascinating women as they navigate religion, family drama, slave revolts, and the abolitionist movement.” Booklist