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The invention of wings / Sue Monk Kidd.

Kidd, Sue Monk, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 58 of 73 copies available at SC LENDS.

Current holds

4 current holds with 73 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
AHJ - Allendale Branch FIC KID (Text) 30365100815381 Adult Fiction Available -
AHJ - Estill Branch FIC KID (Text) 30365100818765 Adult Fiction Available -
AHJ - Hampton Branch FIC KID (Text) 30365100810606 Adult Fiction Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library F Kidd Sue (Text) 22960000773464 Adult Fiction Checked out 10/11/2016
Anderson - Anderson Main Library F Kidd Sue (Text) 27097385 Adult Fiction Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library SC Kidd Sue (Text) 27365063 Adult SC Fiction Available -
Anderson - Anderson Main Library SC Kidd Sue (Text) 27541135 Adult SC Fiction Checked out 10/14/2016
Anderson - Anderson Main Library SC R Kidd Sue (Text) 27365071 Adult SC Reference Available -
Anderson - Belton Branch F Kidd Sue (Text) 22960000768902 Adult Fiction Available -
Anderson - Iva Branch F Kidd Sue (Text) 22960000768928 Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780670024780 (hc)
  • ISBN: 0670024783 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 373 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"-- Provided by publisher.
Eleven-year-old Sarah Grimke can't believe she got a handmaid for her birthday, and she's even more appalled when her slave-owning parents refuse to take their gift back. So begins the journey of an urban slave and the girl who taught her to read and write, their tenuous relationship following them as they seek their own new lives through nearly four decades after Sarah's birthday in 1803 Charleston.
Awards Note: South Carolina Academy of Authors Inductee, 2011.
Subject: Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873 > Fiction.
Antislavery movements > Fiction.
Slaves > Fiction.
Feminists > South Carolina > Fiction.
Women's rights > Fiction.
Authors, American > Anderson (S.C.)
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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