Book review: ‘The Invention of Wings,’ by Sue Monk Kidd

January 4, 2014 7:15 PM

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When Oprah Winfrey announced in early December that her third pick — and the first pick in a year — for her Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 would be The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, I was elated. Because even after only a few dozen pages, I could tell that this would be one of the best books of 2014, and I want as many people to share it with as possible.

I’d also like to put a suggestion in the ear of the Pulitzer Prize judges; if this isn’t an American classic-to-be, I don’t know what is.

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