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Summary, Analysis & Review of Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings by Instaread

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The Invention of Wings is a moving novel inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimké. The

book is written from the points of view of the two main characters, Sarah and Handful. The story

is told in alternating narratives and spans thirty-five years of their lives.

Sarah is the daughter of John and Mary Grimké, members of high society in Charleston, South

Carolina. At a young age, Sarah witnesses the whipping of a slave. This upsets her so much that

it causes her to have a stuttering problem. This affliction comes and goes at different times.

Handful is a ten-year- old slave girl who is given to Sarah on her eleventh birthday. Handful, who

is the daughter of the seamstress, Charlotte, is to be Sarah’s personal handmaiden. Sarah is

against the practice of slavery and is horrified to be named the owner of Handful. She wants to

give Handful back…

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GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
SM
Susan Murphy
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
00:32
hr min
RELEASED
2017
February 1
PUBLISHER
Instaread
SIZE
26.8
MB