Many libraries have temporarily modified their hours and services at this time. Please contact your local library or check their website for details.

Record Details

Catalog Search

Available copies

  • 82 of 92 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Silas Bronson Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Silas Bronson Library - Bunker Hill Branch FIC KIDD, S (Text to phone) 34005118226397 Adult Fiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury FIC KIDD, S (Text to phone) 34005118305506 Adult Fiction Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury S FIC KIDD, S. (Text to phone) 34005118226371 Storage Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury S FIC KIDD, S. C. 2 (Text to phone) 34005118227718 Storage Available -

Record details

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873 > Fiction.
Antislavery movements > Fiction.
Feminists > South Carolina > Fiction.
Women's rights > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Additional Resources