The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd was a really interesting and well researched novel about the lives of the Grimke Sisters.
Firstly I have to applaud the author for including a detailed Author's Note
at the end of this beautiful novel and updating the readers on what is in fact fiction and what events really happened in the lives of the Grimke Sisters. I feel this is so important in historical fiction which is inspired by real events.
I have read a good few books dealing with slavery in the American Deep South in the Nineteenth Century and I am still shocked and saddened by what took place and yet I feel I lean something new from each novel that I read. That is probably why I love Historical fiction.
The Invention of Wings is very well written in that it is powerful, sad and yet in places the humour comes through which makes the book uplifting and not depressing.
I loved the character of Charlotte and I loved her spirit for life which was portrayed so well in the book. I also enjoyed learning about the Grimke Sisters and am so glad I read this book.
A very interesting and satisfying read and I can see why Book Clubs are loving it.