The Invention of Wings: Lovereading Book of the Month

September 25, 2014

To celebrate paperback publication of Sue Monk Kidd’s exceptional novel THE INVENTION OF WINGS, a Sunday Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 pick, Lovereading.co.uk selected it as their Book of the Month for October. A number of readers were selected to read and review the book, and their love for the book is as strong as ours judging by these results.

Nicola Foster – ‘Haunting and compelling with some beautiful prose and powerful imagery, this is a novel that has left a lasting impression on me.’

Jenny Heardman – ‘An inspiring story based on the real-lives of Sarah and Angelina Grimke, early abolitionists and women’s rights pioneers. Fascinating and moving…I would highly recommend it.’

Sarah Musk – ‘A sometimes harrowing book about slavery in nineteenth century America but also tremendously uplifting about the hope and resilience of the human spirit in terrible times.’

Emma Barton – ‘This is a powerful story based on factual events surrounding abolitionist sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimke and their fight against the horrors of slavery.’

Glynis Elliott – ‘It was glorious, amazing, sad, thrilling, horrific but most of all uplifting…What a writer to bring this book to life. I doff my cap to you Sue Monk Kidd.’

Fiona Rothery – ‘I enjoyed this novel immensely and would definitely recommend it. Sue Monk Kidd has a special style of writing which draws you into the novel.’

Joanne Nuttie – ‘This was the most amazing book! Really didn’t want to put it down. And will be placed very high in my list of all time favourite books.’

Sarah Hamid – ‘This is a brilliantly written novel, which is well-researched and fascinating in its historical detail. The best book I have reviewed so far!’

Judi Davies – ‘Amazing!…. I didn’t want it to end, & yet I wanted to know every detail of their individual struggles for what they believed in. A ‘must read’!’

Read more reviews and Lovereading expert Sarah Broadhurst’s thoughts on the book on Lovereading.co.uk here.

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd is out now in paperback.

 

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