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The No 1 New York Times bestseller.THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd was selected as an Oprah Book Club 2.0 pick on December 10, 2013.From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women.Sarah Grimk is the middle daughter The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable On Sarah s eleventh birthday, Hetty Handful Grimk is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble She also knows that she cannot accept And so, indeed, the trouble begins A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds....

Title : The Invention of Wings
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ISBN : 9781472222183
ISBN13 : 978-1472222183
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Tinder Press 25 September 2014
Number of Pages : 448 Seiten
File Size : 587 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Invention of Wings Reviews

  • laquelle
    2019-08-17 13:07

    Sue Monk Kidd schreibt in der ihr eigenen, einfühlsamen Art von der historisch wahren Persönlichkeit Sarah Grimké und dem Finden Ihrer Berufung. Als Tochter eines Anwalts wird sie hineingeboren in eine große, reiche Familie im südlichen Charleston. Hochintelligent findet sie sich nicht in der vorgesehenen Rolle einer künftigen braven Ehefrau, die stickt und unterhält. Ihr innerer Kampf, der Versuch sich damit abzufinden und die gleichzeitige Unmöglichkeit lassen einen beim Lesen fast verzweifeln. Sie kann sich schon als kleines Mädchen nicht damit abfinden, dass es zweierlei Klassen von Menschen geben soll - die Weißen und die Schwarzen. Erst viele Jahre später findet Sarah Grimké ihre Stimme. Gemeinsam und in enger Bande mit ihrer Schwester Angeline Grimké zählt sie zu den Pionieren der Sklavereigegner - und da die Grimké-Schwestern Frauen waren, waren sie zwangsläufig auch Pionierinnen der Frauenbewegung.Dennoch ist das Buch nicht vor allem eine Streitschrift für die Gleichstellung von Menschen (egal ob Mann oder Frau, schwarz oder weiß), sondern erzählt die Entwicklung von beeindruckenden Persönlichkeiten und wie sie nicht trotz, sondern wegen schwieriger Umstände schließlich zu denen wurden, die sie waren.

  • Client d'Amazon
    2019-09-04 10:22

    Since this book was highly rated I decided to buy it. Well, to be honest, I am disappointed. This novel did not strike me as original and the author's writing style was amateurish and annoying. In addition, the story was too simple. Every time I thought that something was going to happen, the author chose to not let it happen: she always chose the easy way out. I have read better novels about slavery and abolitionists. The Help, for example, was a wonderful read compared to this one. The praises this novel has received are unmerited. This was my first and last novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

  • Julz Glove
    2019-09-04 12:26

    I enjoyed reading this book very much. After finishing, I liked it even more, because only then did I find out that it is based on actual eventy. The Grimke sisters really did exist and they were female abolishionists in a time before Uncle Tom's Cabin.This book should be read by many.....

  • Dr. Beate Hasselmann
    2019-08-29 06:02

    Wer sich bei der Lektüre dieses großen Romans nicht von Zeit zu Zeit die Tränen des Entsetzens und des Mitgefühls aus den Augen wischt, der hat wahrlich ein hartes Herz. Ohne jemals sentimental zu werden, schildert die Autorin das harte Leben und die un-menschliche Behandlung der Sklaven im Süden der USA, in Carolina, und den ersten Versuchen Mitte des 19. Jh.s, die Sklavenbefreiung auch in den Südstaaten zum Thema zu machen. Wie nebenbei geht es auch um die Frauenemanzipation. Die Erzählung beruht auf historischen Fakten. Ganz großartig! Jedem zur Lektüre empfohlen, der zu wissen glaubt, das Thema sei längst abgehakt, nur weil die Gesetze geändert wurden.

  • Alf Reader
    2019-08-21 14:12

    about two sisters of the South. The story is set in the beginning of 19th century and tells the ways of two famous US female speakers of abolism and women's rights. Nice to read, interesting story about the deep south and slaverism and the difficult faughts against establishment. Good to read: The insights into the quaekers point of views and queer approach to morality. An entertaining piece of work, good language. I enjoyed.

  • O.Thomas
    2019-08-27 06:24

    incredibly well written!. the characters of sarah and handful are very well developed - as are the other minor characters. It's a gripping story and depicts the lives of the slaves and the upper class extremely well. This book will have you in tears of anger, sorrow and joy. It's a good book for everyone who likes fascinating stories, charismatic characters and suspense until the end.

  • German Roger
    2019-09-03 12:06

    The author describes the lives of white and black women in the South Carolina of the early nineteenth century in the form of a novel. Although she admits to some liberties with dates, she describes for the most part events which really took place. A very enlightening and well written book.

  • Bridget
    2019-08-26 11:04

    I purchased and read this book in the Summer and like all Sue Monk Kidd novels, this did not disappoint. However, as I was reviewing my Amazon orders just now (3 months later) I seriously could not remember reading the book. Thus the 4 stars. Perhaps my being pregnant is to blame! Regardless, the story line is somewhat complex and currently appropriate in the ever-rising topic of race and white privilege. Upon reviewing the story line, this is what stuck with me the most and what would certainly make the book a 5 star read.