The Invention of Wings

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698152427
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Fiction

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Invention of Wings

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher:
ISBN: 161129083X
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Antislavery movements

The 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, and 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), the author allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined. -- Provided by publisher.

The Mermaid Chair

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201037
Release Date: 2006-03-07
Genre: Fiction

The New York Times–bestselling second novel by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion. When Jessie Sullivan is summoned home to the island to cope with her eccentric mother’s seemingly inexplicable behavior, she is living a conventional life with her husband, Hugh, a life “molded to the smallest space possible.” Jessie loves Hugh, but once on the island, she finds herself drawn to Brother Thomas, a monk about to take his final vows. Amid a rich community of unforgettable island women and the exotic beauty of marshlands, tidal creeks, and majestic egrets, Jessie grapples with the tension of desire and the struggle to deny it, with a freedom that feels overwhelmingly right and the immutable force of home and marriage. Is the power of the mermaid chair only a myth? Or will it alter the course of Jessie’s life? What happens will unlock the roots of her mother’s tormented past, but most of all, it will allow Jessie to comes discover selfhood and a place of belonging as she explores the thin line between the spiritual and the erotic.

The Secret Life of Bees

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142001740
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Fiction

After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.

The Invention of Everything Else

Author: Samantha Hunt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054708577X
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Brought together by a mutual fascination with pigeons, Louisa, a young chambermaid at the Hotel New Yorker, forms an unlikely friendship with the hotel's most famous and unusual resident, eccentric and pioneering inventor Nikola Tesla, during his final days. Reprint.

The Invention of Wings

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher:
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-01-07
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The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. Please note there is another digital edition available without Oprah’s notes. Go to Oprah.com/bookclub for more OBC 2.0 content

When the Heart Waits

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061998140
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: Religion

The bestselling author's inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace. "Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers."—Baltimore Sun "Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality."—Bookstore Journal Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of "active waiting."

Wings of Madness

Author: Paul Hoffman
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 0786885718
Release Date: 2004-06-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An intriguing study of the early days of aviation offers a close-up profile of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont who entertained Europe with his airborne acrobatics and antics beginning in 1906 with a small dirigible, in a glimpse into the tormented mind of a talented man, set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century Paris. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781407166575
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Traveling with Pomegranates

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101144912
Release Date: 2009-09-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughter. Look out for Ann Kidd Taylor's new novel, The Shark Club, which will be published in June 2017. Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other. Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel. Ann, just graduated from college, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, grapples with a painful depression. As this modern-day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections: the bond of mother and daughter. A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates is both a revealing self-portrait by a beloved author and her daughter, a writer in the making, and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere.

The Invention of Wings True or False Trivia King

Author: G Whiz
Publisher: GWhizBooks.com
ISBN: 9781498928847
Release Date: 2014-05-23
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Get the bundle package of your favorite G Whiz titles and save! Did you know Sue wrote The Invention of Wings because of a desire she had to deal with the racial issues that was a part of her life as a child? Or, did you know Sue decided on the title of her book: The Invention of Wings, because she was interested in how her characters would invent their own freedom, their own voices (wings)? What are the amazing facts of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd? Do you know the answers to the questions above? Laugh and learn with 101 Amazing Facts and take the True or False? or Trivia King Quiz Game Books to challenge yourself to a round of trivia ! For the first time, G Whiz Books is now available in bundle packages, bringing you FUN and EDUCATION simultaneously that is safe for the whole family. Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Book Name G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz Books" to search for entire catalogue! • Look for the bundle packages and trilogy sets for deals and save! • Submit a review to join G Whiz Crew and the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor be used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Invention of Wings 101 Amazing Facts Trivia King

Author: G Whiz
Publisher: GWhizBooks.com
ISBN: 9781498929530
Release Date: 2014-05-23
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Get the bundle package of your favorite G Whiz titles and save! Did you know Sue wrote The Invention of Wings because of a desire she had to deal with the racial issues that was a part of her life as a child? Or, did you know Sue decided on the title of her book: The Invention of Wings, because she was interested in how her characters would invent their own freedom, their own voices (wings)? What are the amazing facts of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd? Do you know the answers to the questions above? Laugh and learn with 101 Amazing Facts and take the True or False? or Trivia King Quiz Game Books to challenge yourself to a round of trivia ! For the first time, G Whiz Books is now available in bundle packages, bringing you FUN and EDUCATION simultaneously that is safe for the whole family. Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Book Name G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz Books" to search for entire catalogue! • Look for the bundle packages and trilogy sets for deals and save! • Submit a review to join G Whiz Crew and the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor be used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

Careless People

Author: Sarah Churchwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698151635
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: True Crime

Kirkus (STARRED review) "Churchwell... has written an excellent book... she’s earned the right to play on [Fitzgerald's] court. Prodigious research and fierce affection illumine every remarkable page.” The autumn of 1922 found F. Scott Fitzgerald at the height of his fame, days from turning twenty-six years old, and returning to New York for the publication of his fourth book, Tales of the Jazz Age. A spokesman for America’s carefree younger generation, Fitzgerald found a home in the glamorous and reckless streets of New York. Here, in the final incredible months of 1922, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald drank and quarreled and partied amid financial scandals, literary milestones, car crashes, and celebrity disgraces. Yet the Fitzgeralds’ triumphant return to New York coincided with another event: the discovery of a brutal double murder in nearby New Jersey, a crime made all the more horrible by the farce of a police investigation—which failed to accomplish anything beyond generating enormous publicity for the newfound celebrity participants. Proclaimed the “crime of the decade” even as its proceedings dragged on for years, the Mills-Hall murder has been wholly forgotten today. But the enormous impact of this bizarre crime can still be felt in The Great Gatsby, a novel Fitzgerald began planning that autumn of 1922 and whose plot he ultimately set within that fateful year. Careless People is a unique literary investigation: a gripping double narrative that combines a forensic search for clues to an unsolved crime and a quest for the roots of America’s best loved novel. Overturning much of the received wisdom of the period, Careless People blends biography and history with lost newspaper accounts, letters, and newly discovered archival materials. With great wit and insight, acclaimed scholar of American literature Sarah Churchwell reconstructs the events of that pivotal autumn, revealing in the process new ways of thinking about Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Interweaving the biographical story of the Fitzgeralds with the unfolding investigation into the murder of Hall and Mills, Careless People is a thrilling combination of literary history and murder mystery, a mesmerizing journey into the dark heart of Jazz Age America.

Conversations on the Invention of Wings

Author: Daily Books
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ISBN: 1370020457
Release Date: 2016
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The Invention of Wings: by Sue Monk Kidd Conversation StartersA Brief Look Inside:The Invention of Wings, written by bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd is a novel of historical fiction, based loosely on the early life of Sarah Moore Grimké, an abolitionist and women's suffrage pioneer. This dramatic story follows the lives of Sarah Grimké and Hetty "Handful" Grimké. Sarah is the daughter of a slaveholding family; Hetty is one of the family's slaves. In this novel, Monk Kidd contrasts the different worlds these two characters inhabit, even though they are part of the same household. Sarah is the second child of her small family, and while her mother thinks of her as a difficult child, her father believes she is remarkable. On her eleventh birthday, Sarah is presented with a gift, a slave girl named Hetty Grimké. Hetty was plucked from the family's slave quarters, separated from her mother, and is now expected to be Sarah's personal slave and companion. Sarah knows her refusal to accept Hetty as a gift will bring about much trouble. On the other hand, Sarah personally abhors slavery and knows she cannot accept Hetty...EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,and the characters and its world still live on.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into the world that lives on.These questions can be used to...Create Hours of Conversation: Foster a deeper understanding of the book Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Invention of Wings. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.