Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Invention of Wings

The last of my summer books - well, the weather turned on the 1 of October, but we had a lot of sunshine, so I'm stretching summer for as long as I can.

The Invention of Wings is a story about slavery. I thought it was total fiction, but it's not. There is actually quite a bit of historical fact in it. A beautiful story, beautifully told, from the perspective of a young slave, Hetty "Handful"and her young owner, Sarah Grimké. Gripping, gorgeous, heart-breaking, and uplifting.

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