The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
I knew this book was going to be good after I heard the author interviewed on my beloved Fresh Air.
I picked up the audio version at work because I thought it might be delightful to listen to. And it was. The actress reading Sarah Grimke’s voices was perfect; she did a fabulous job of translating every character into a distinguishable voice. The other actress was nice and I liked her voice too, but not to the extent that I loved Sarah’s voice.
I anxiously listened to the book thinking that it was going to be a tale of slavery and the anti slavery movement seen through the eyes of two women. Instead it turned out to be part epistolary and part treatise on women’s rights and slave rights. The feelings the characters have for each other are difficult which makes the coming of age tale so engaging.
Sensitive and endearing. I would love to see this as a movie.
Once again, Philadelphia is featured as a good place to live, woot!