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 Exclusive Free Chapter Sampler

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472220448
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Genre: Fiction

An exclusive free sample chapter from THE INVENTION OF WINGS... From the celebrated author of the international bestseller 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' Grimké 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.

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Summary Analysis

Author: Elite Summaries
Publisher: Elite Summaries
ISBN: 9781537145228
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Drama

The Invention of Wings, a story based on the trials and tribulations of abolitionist Sarah Grimke. This tale paints a fictional landscape of multiple issues during the nineteenth century, including women’s rights and slavery. Critically acclaimed and a New York Times bestseller, the story sets out on a relationship between a young Sarah Grimke and the ownership of “Handful”, a child slave. Kidd highlights the complexity of these two characters based on coping skills and difference of self, based on how both of the young girls were raised. Despite the hardships of being born in a society where women are severely oppressed, and in Handful’s case, into slavery, the two young women fight the odds and grow into formidable and intelligent empowered women while asking the reader to reflect on what it means to develop in a world of oppression. The Invention of Wings, released in May of 2015, is renowned for being a story that touches down to the soul. It speaks upon the hardship of understanding exactly what it means to live a life where everything is set against you for failure. How does one stand their ground when they are expected to be obedient and submissive? How does one follow their dreams in the face of every cynic and naysayer that pecks at one’s self-esteem? Both girls must endure the hardship they have been cursed with simply for being born, whether it means to be a woman or a slave, born into aristocracy and expected to live roles that do not conform to what they desire. It empathizes with those who have a personal struggle, and hopes to underline the possibilities to succeed despite such unyielding pressure. When you read The Invention of Wings, you will understand why this story is such a popular book. The story contains something for everyone, and it is guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings of anyone who reads it. Moreover, it fuels a passion for facing injustice when you are fighting a battle everyone expects you to lose. There are no easy or soft moments; everything is a struggle. Thanks to that, however, these young ladies learn what it means to be a fighter, and don’t back down in the face of adversity. It is a heart-wrenching tale that will have you cheering on the sidelines for justice!

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Publisher: GWhizBooks.com
ISBN: 9781498929530
Release Date: 2014-05-23
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Die Bienenh terin

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 9783641024734
Release Date: 2009-03-11
Genre: Fiction

Lilys Mutter ist vor zehn Jahren umgekommen. Ihr Vater herrscht wie ein grausamer Rachegott über die inzwischen 14-jährige. Eines Tages flieht Lily aus der bedrückenden Atmosphäre ihres Elternhauses, wandert über die staubigen Straßen der Südstaaten, um ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Sie begegnet wunderbaren Menschen, rettet mit Mut und Klugheit ein Leben und findet bei drei Frauen Unterschlupf, die, wie im Märchen, in großer Eintracht zusammenwohnen. Die drei Schwestern geben dem Mädchen alles, was es braucht: Liebe, Halt, und Geborgenheit. Sie nehmen Lily in ihre Familie auf und weihen sie in die Geheimnisse weiblichen Wissens ein. Lily lernt alles über die Bienenzucht. Sie erfährt, wer ihre Mutter, die sie so schmerzlich vermisst, wirklich war, und sie verliebt sich. Doch eines Tages steht ihr Vater am Gartentor ...

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 With Notes

Author: Damar ASAM
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Release Date: 1999-12-31
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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 Amazon.com Review In the early 1830s, Sarah Grimké and her younger sister, Angelina, were the most infamous women in America. They had rebelled so vocally against their family, society, and their religion that they were reviled, pursued, and exiled from their home city of Charleston, South Carolina, under threat of death. Their crime was speaking out in favor of liberty and equality and for African American slaves and women, arguments too radically humanist even for the abolitionists of their time. Their lectures drew crowds of thousands, even (shockingly, then) men, and their most popular pamphlet directly inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom's Cabin--published 15 years later. These women took many of the first brutal backlashes against feminists and abolitionists, but even their names are barely known now. Sue Monk Kidd became fascinated by these sisters, and the question of what compelled them to risk certain fury and say with the full force of their convictions what others had not (or could not). She discovered that in 1803, when Sarah turned 11, her parents gave her the “human present” of 10-year-old Hetty to be her handmaid, and Sarah taught Hetty to read, an act of rebellion met with punishment so severe that the slave girl died of "an unspecified disease" shortly after her beating. Kidd knew then that she had to try to bring Hetty back to life (“I would imagine what might have been," she tells us), and she starts these girls' stories here, both cast in roles they despise. She trades chapters between their voices across decades, imagining the Grimké sisters’ courageous metamorphosis and, perhaps more vitally, she gives Hetty her own life of struggle and transformation. Few characters have ever been so alive to me as Hetty and Sarah. Long after you finish this book, you'll feel its courageous heart beating inside your own. -- Mari Malcolm From Booklist Starred Review 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. Thwarted from her dreams of becoming a lawyer, she struggles throughout life to find an outlet for her convictions. Handful, a slave in the Grimké household, displays a sharp intellect and brave, rebellious disposition. She maintains a compliant exterior, while planning for a brighter future. Told in first person, the chapters alternate between the two main characters’ perspectives, as we follow their unlikely friendship (characterized by both respect and resentment) from childhood to middle age. While their pain and struggle cannot be equated, both women strive to be set free—Sarah from the bonds of patriarchy and Southern bigotry, and Handful from the inhuman bonds of slavery. 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. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Beginning with her phenomenally successful debut, The Secret Life of Bees (2002), Kidd’s novels have found an intense readership among library patrons, who will be eager to get their hands on her latest one. --Kerri Price

The Invention of Wings

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ISBN: 9781498953016
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Release Date: 2017-09-09
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Elfenkuss

Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 9783641038670
Release Date: 2010-04-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Das Romantik-Highlight des Frühjahrs: Aprilynne Pikes faszinierende Fantasy Durchscheinend blau und weiß sind sie und erschreckend schön, die flügelartigen Blütenblätter, die der 15-jährigen Laurel eines Morgens aus dem Rücken wachsen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem neuen Freund David versucht sie, herauszufinden, was mit ihr geschieht. Doch erst als sie in dem verwunschenen Wald hinter ihrem Elternhaus auf den faszinierenden Tamani trifft, erfährt sie die unglaubliche Wahrheit: Laurel ist eine Elfe, die als kleines Kind zu den Menschen gesandt wurde, um das Tor nach Avalon zu beschützen. Sie weiß, am Ende wird sie sich entscheiden müssen: zwischen ihrem Leben als College-Mädchen und ihrer Bestimmung, vor allem aber zwischen dem attraktiven David und dem Frühlingselfen Tamani, dessen grüne Augen sie nicht mehr loslassen ...

Trivia the Invention of Wings a Novel by Sue Monk Kidd Trivia On Books

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ISBN: 1537694391
Release Date: 2016-12-14
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Trivia-on-Book: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Two women and fight for equality and justice as they find their voices during times of slavery, gender inequality and repression. Handful was a slave bought by the Grimke family for their daughter, Sarah on her eleventh birthday. This started an unusual bond between the two and as they grew up, they came to realize a lot of what is going on around them and started to take charge and make a change. The Invention of Wings is another Sue Monk Kidd classic, a powerful and gripping historical novel that is truly a page turner. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author * Insightful commentary to answer every question * Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group * Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!