"apparently there are two versions of this book. One with oprah and one without."
Part fiction, part fact about real people in history. The Grimke sisters grew up in slave holding family, yet became abolitionists. Reviewed it at two book groups. Everyone enjoyed it....
The Invention of Wings (Hardcover)
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 worldand it is now the newest Oprahs Book Club 2.0 selection.
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 Grimkes 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.
Kidds sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarahs 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 others 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 womens 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 Handfuls 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.
|Genre||FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher Date||2014-01-07 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||1.4 lb|
|Authors||Kidd, Sue Monk|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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Hello akaelsa1, this is a hard copy of the book. But, there is a Audio-CD that is narrated: http://www.overstock.com/Books-Movies-Music-Games/The-Invention-of-Wings-CD-Audio/8125306/product.html?refccid=H6O6OG2KDFSLOE2DEY6NJPKWSA&searchidx=2 that has Oprah's notes along with narration by the author. Thanks for shopping with us! -Matthew P.
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