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The Invention of Wings

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News


This month the Brown Bag Book Club will be reading “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd.  This is a very popular book club novel and is on the Oprah Book Club list.  Oprah calls Sue Monk Kidd’s novel a conversation changer.

Hetty ‘Handful’ Grimks, aged 10, is an urban slave in early 19th century Charleston.  The Grimke’s daughter Sarah, is given Handful to be her handmaiden on her 11th birthday.  The book follows their remarkable journey over the next 35 years.  This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. Plan to join us on October 28th at 12:15 to discuss this wonderful novel and don’t forget to bring your lunch!

For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Information Desk at 624-6550 ext. 320.  See you at the book discussion!

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