'The Invention of Wings'

Georgetown Library

'The Invention of Wings'

Georgetown Book Club's May Selection

Sue Monk Kidd's 2014 novel The Invention of Wings opens in Charleston in 1803, as Sarah Grimké is given young slave Hetty "Handful" Grimké as a gift for her 11th birthday. Already an opponent of slavery, young Sarah resists the gift, but she is made to keep Handful as her maid.

The relationship that develops between the pair, as well as their individual experiences, form Kidd's historical novel, which blends fact and fiction -- depicting real life abolitionist Grimké alongside fictional character Handful. 

Join the Georgetown Book Club as we discuss The Invention of Wings on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. Copies are currently available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and everyone is welcome! 

Questions? Email julia.strusienski@dc.gov.
    Cover image: The Invention of Wings