The Invention of Wings was returned to the Lawrence public library on my way home from work tonight. If you haven't read it, and you live in Lawrence, get yourself down to 7th and Vermont at 9am when it opens and check it out.
I really liked Sue Monk Kidd's first novel, The Secret Life of Bee's. But, because I did not so much enjoy The Mermaid Chair, I wasn't sure I wanted to delve into The Invention of Wings. Good thing I listened to my friend Peggy who said "oh I think you will like it". It was right up my alley. Historical fiction at it's finest. I had never heard of Sarah and Angelina Grimke nor did I have any awareness of the connection between women's rights and the anti-slavery movement. I love to learn something when I read for enjoyment. At the very end of the audiobook there is a post-script from Sue Monk Kidd in which she describes how she chose her approach to this subject and the research she did. So glad that was included. Highly recommended.