First Book Selection

0114-hot-list-sue-monk-kidd-lgn“The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd (author of “Secret Life of Bees”) Get the Kindle Edition

Our first book of the Wild Women Book Club (please feel free to invite men to this club too). I have been worried that my first selection would not be up to par (even after careful research and using my full proof “gut feeling”). Therefore I have started the book and sure enough there was no need to doubt my selection. I’m struggling to get up and go to my day job when this book is sitting there waiting for me to read it. At the same time it’s like a good piece of chocolate that you want to savor and not rush through. To me the best books are the one’s with character development that leaves you feeling like the people in the book are part of your family (Barbara Kingsolver is the master author of that and “The Book Thief” the quintessential novel of not only character development but the intertwined relationships of the characters). This is what you will find in “The Invention of Wings”

Nows the time to finish up what you’re reading, obtain this novel at the library, book store or kindle. Important note: There are two kindle versions of this novel. One is the original “The Invention of Wings a Novel” and the other includes notes from Oprah. I encourage you to get the original without the notes.

“In simple terms, the book is the fictionalized history of the Grimké sisters, Sarah and Angelina (Nina), who were at the forefront of the abolitionist and women’s rights movements, wound around the intriguing narrative of a young slave, Hetty, who was given to Sarah as an 11th birthday present. Sarah despises slavery, even at that early age, and out of principle attempts to reject the gift.” -NPR Review

7 thoughts on “First Book Selection

  1. I have finished the book. I had planned to vacuum, mop and clean bathrooms but I can only sit and sigh heavily. I feel the way I did when I put Lisa on a plane to Germany for a year’s stay and the next week took Meg to start college. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I don’t have to worry about the Grimke girls or Handful and Sky.

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  2. Got the book today and can’t put it down. Loved Hettie’s comment ” If you must err, do so on the side of audacity”. As a child I think I had a little of that thinking in me. From stories, I know my mother, who grew up in an orphanage, did.

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  3. Started Reading on August 11, “The Invention of Wings”. Great choice Lisa ,to start off with your first book in ‘Wild Women Book Club”. It’s very emotional. It grabs you from the start. Children expressing what their lives were like during 1805 era.

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