Review: 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd

January 6, 2014 5:54 PM

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"The Invention of Wings," by Sue Monk Kidd, is a novel that chronicles the history of sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimké and Hetty "Handful" Grimké, a slave, as they become some of the first female abolitionists in the South. (Keri Wiginton, Chicago Tribune)

A century and a half after slavery was abolished in the United States, this shameful chapter in our nation's history continues to fascinate in our popular culture. Last year, we were mesmerized by two brutally realistic portrayals of what it meant to be a slave: "12 Years a Slave," the critically ac...

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