I absolutely enjoyed this beautifully crafted story. It was captivating, entertaining, and informative. I was immediately taken in because I adore historical fiction.
In this book Ms. Kidd dramatizes the real-life abolitionist and women’s suffrage pioneer Sarah Grimke. The story parallels Sarah’s life with one of her family’s slaves called Heddy. The book spans the two women’s 35-year journey toward self-discovery through their varying degrees of suffering.
I admired the comprehensive research Ms. Kidd performed to bring such vividness to the story. She's also a master at giving voice to her distinct characters. Most important to me was how much respect and dignity she gave to the slave characters' lives.
I’m almost ashamed to say I hadn’t read this author’s work before. Most of you probably know this already but Kidd’s writing skill is phenomenal! I’m a new fan. The narration on the audiobook version could not have been more perfect.
Overall, it was a tremendous story, well-researched, tremendously informative, enlightening, and expertly weaved together with skillful pacing.
The Invention of Wings is “shelf-worthy!” It merits premium, coveted space on my personal bookshelf. I highly recommend this book. Extraordinary. Masterful. Pure D. Wonderful!