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Paperback The Invention of Wings [Large Print] Book

ISBN: 1594138869

ISBN13: 9781594138867

The Invention of Wings [Large Print]

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Hetty "Handful" Grimkae, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimkae household. The Grimkae's daughter Sarah has known from an early age she's meant to do something large in the world, but she's hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, she's given ownership of ten year old Handful, who's to be her handmaid. Over the next...

Customer Reviews

3 ratings

Terrific read!

This book is awesome and even better it's based on true stories. I loved it and couldn't put it down. It makes real historical events super interesting. I love learning and being entertained all at once and appreciate writers who make that happen.

Definitely worth the read!

I am completely surprised to say that I loved this book. I think back to it often, which surprises me. It made me think how I would have reacted to slavery had I have been raised in the same time period...I read it for book club and although it was definitely not a book I would have picked out on my own, I am very happy that I did! :)

Good writing but lacking in appeal

Kidd came forth with a great piece showing the emotional effects slavery had on both the slave and the master. While I did enjoy the story as it continued, it lacked the emotional pull that I wanted to gain. I wanted to be drawn more into her characters to the point of sympathizing on a deeper level. It was a good read but it left me feeling unfilled and unsatisfied.

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