Thursday, May 28, 2015

Book Club: June Book Club Selection

It’s time to announce the June Book Club selection. I hope you’ve enjoyed the books I picked do far. I’m trying to pick good human stories from all types of genres. Last month, we were in a European city outside London overrun with hungries (zombies). This month, we’re on a plantation in Charleston with Sarah Grimke and Hetty “Handful” Grimke (her handmaid) in Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings.  The story follows these two girls and their very different struggles against slavery over the course of thirty-five years.  The story is loosely inspired in part by the real Sarah Grimke who was an abolitionist and suffragist.

I’ve loved Sue Monk Kidd’s writing since the first chapter of The Secret Life of Bees and so far, The Invention of Wings does not disappoint. I am fully wrapped up in the story and know it will only get better as it goes. I hope you’ll join me in reading The Invention of Wings if you haven’t already read it (I know this was an Oprah 2.0 Book Club selection about a year ago). As an aside, this is another one we may see on the screen. HARPO Productions purchased the screen rights and the project is in development.  Happy reading!   

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