Sue Monk Kidd's newest historical fiction novel The Invention of Wings is captivating, as well as thought provoking. Set in the early 1880's, the book parallels the lives of Sarah Grimke, daughter of a prominent Charleston slaveholding family, and a young family slave, Handful, given to Sarah as a gift on her 11th birthday. Told in a first person narrative, the book follows the lives of both Sarah and Handful for the next 30 years. Though she lived in a society and household filled with slaves......more
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I was always curious about the word AME. As a kid, I regularly saw various churches bearing the acronym and even visited a few with my grandmother. However, I never knew what the AME stood for, that is, until ten years ago. My sister began dating my soon-to-be brother-in-law and like any responsible, overprotective brother, I had to see if this guy was worthy of my sister. So I took a trip down to Fort Walton Beach, FL. I did not know at the time of my investigation that my now brother-in-law ...
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