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November 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Arcata Branch Library
500 7th Street
(behind and below City Hall)

Arcata, CA 95521
Free. Sponsored by Friends of Arcata Library.
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6:00 p.m. Arcata Library, A Novel Idea Book Group, The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Invention of Wings is Sue Monk Kidd's masterpieces of courage, hope, and the will to speak truth, all viewed through the entwined lives of the Sarah and Angelina Grimke and their nineteenth-century Charleston-plantation slaves, Hetty "Handful" and her mother, Charlotte. Their shared quest for independent, guilt-free, love-touched lives over four decades is rocked by cataclysm. The Grimke sisters become early pioneers in the abolition and women's rights movements, but not without great loss and sorrow, courage and self-discovery, ostracism and betrayal. This is a storytelling triumph that fully confronts the debilitating wound of slavery on Americans through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression touch every heart.