“From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women.“
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Sometimes books act as eye-openers, as teachers of life lessons and as strongest pillars of support during times of distress. The Invention of Wings did all this for me, and much more. Here is a story of two girls and how their lives unfold with the passage of time, a story that has been greatly influenced by real life events. I found so many layers to this novel and each had its own significance in my very own life. Maybe, because of this emotional connect, I loved this book to a great extent and can go as far as to say that: this is one of the best works of literary fictions I have come across since To Kill a Mocking Bird.
The lives of Sarah Grimke and her slave Handful and the lives of their respective younger sisters are filled with adventures. They are ordinary lives, which we see around us. What made them special, was despite grave adversities and life threatening road-blocks, they “invented their wings, not so much in spite of these things, but because of them”.