Literary Club Meeting - August

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • HHWC Clubhouse - 1846 Harvard Street

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The Invention of Wings 

by Sue Monk Kidd

Led by Susanne Perron


A novel inspired by the historical abolitionists and women's rights activists Sarah and Angelina Grimke:  Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.  On Sarah’s eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty-five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

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