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The Invention of Wings


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The No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the author of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

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Sue Monk Kidd's first novel, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, spent 2.5 years on the New York Times bestseller list, and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. THE MERMAID CHAIR and THE INVENTION OF WINGS each went to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and stayed on the list for many months. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES was long-listed for the Orange Prize (now the Women's Prize for Fiction), and was turned into an award-winning film.Sue is also the author of several acclaimed non-fiction books including the New York Times bestseller TRAVELLING WITH POMEGRANATES, co-written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. Sue lives in North Carolina with her husband Sandy. www.suemonkkidd.comTwitter @suemonkkidd


'The fascinating story of real-life abolitionist sisters, Sarah and Angelina Grimke... A splendid tribute to a pair of true heroines' - The Times'Wonderful - well-written, moving and engaging by turns, and always compelling' - Daily Mail'Unflinchingly depicts the brutality of slavery... a resonant, illuminating novel' - Observer'This year's The Help - but even better' - Fabulous Magazine (supplement to The Sun)'A moving tale of slavery in the Deep South' **** - Heat'Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees was every book group's must-read novel. The Invention of Wings... promises to repeat the trick' - Guardian'An exploration of slavery already singled out by Oprah Winfrey for her game-changing book club' - Sunday Express'A poignant tale set in America's Deep South in the last days of slavery' - Good Housekeeping

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