Summary of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd | Includes Analysis
The Invention of Wings is a moving novel inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimké. The
book is written from the points of view of the two main characters, Sarah and Handful. The story
is told in alternating narratives and spans thirty-five years of their lives.
Sarah is the daughter of John and Mary Grimké, members of high society in Charleston, South
Carolina. At a young age, Sarah witnesses the whipping of a slave. This upsets her so much that
it causes her to have a stuttering problem. This affliction comes and goes at different times.
Handful is a ten-year- old slave girl who is given to Sarah on her eleventh birthday. Handful, who
is the daughter of the seamstress, Charlotte, is to be Sarah??s personal handmaiden. Sarah is
against the practice of slavery and is horrified to be named the owner of Handful. She wants to
give Handful back…
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|Size: ||171 KB|
|Publisher: ||Instaread, Inc|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781683782377 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|