Friday, April 18, 2014

The Invention of Wings - Sue Monk Kidd

It is always a magical moment when you pick up a book and are drawn in by the first page - left wanting more and not wanting the story to end, and that is how I felt about this book.  One I want to recommend to friends to read.

Beautifully blending a true story with fiction we share the life of Sarah Grimke, a privledged Southern girl who on her eleventh birthday is given a young slave girl,  Hetty 'Handful' wrapped up in lavender ribbons.  We watch both girls grow up, both trapped in the world around them, and I think the beauty of this book is that the author strikes a good balance between both stories, giving them equal power and beauty.

Worthy of a 5/5.

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