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The invention of wings, Sue Monk Kidd

Label
The invention of wings
Title
The invention of wings
Statement of responsibility
Sue Monk Kidd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. Over the next thirty-five years, both women 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
Summary
Traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10234552
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kidd, Sue Monk
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
920
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grimk⥬ Sarah Moore
  • Grimk⥬ Angelina Emily
  • Women slaves
  • Feminists
  • Women's rights
  • Sisters
  • Antislavery movements
  • Master and servant
  • Charleston (S.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The invention of wings, Sue Monk Kidd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052710772
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
651 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410465320
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2013045649
System control number
(OCoLC)861210583
Label
The invention of wings, Sue Monk Kidd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052710772
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
651 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410465320
Isbn Type
(large print : hardcover)
Lccn
2013045649
System control number
(OCoLC)861210583

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