Saturday, August 10, 2013
Sue Monk Kidd, bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees, has a new novel coming out this January. The Invention of Wings (Viking; On sale January 7, 2014) is a sweeping novel of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
The Invention of Wings tells the entwined stories of Hetty "Handful" Grimke, an urban slave in early 19th century Charleston, who yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls of the wealthy Grimke household and the Grimke's daughter, Sarah, a real-life historical figure, who grows up to become a leading abolitionist and women's rights pioneer. Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented.
To learn more about the novel, you can visit Kidd's website. You can also follow her on Twitter to keep up on the latest.