Do you love to read? Come join a group of like-minded readers and discuss our book selection of the month. Generally, we meet the last Monday of the month, from September through June.
WHEN: Monday, September 25
WHERE: Martin Luther classroom
TIME: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
BRING: A Friend
We will discuss our summer read, Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings, and pick additional novels to read for the 2017-18 year.
From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, The Invention of Wings is a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.
Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.
Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty-five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement, and the uneasy ways of love.