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December is great for getting cozy with a good book! 
 
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Adult Book Club - Thursday, December 11 7pm
(The Weight of Blood / Laura McHugh)
Bah! Humbug!  - Monday, December 15 6:30pm
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Teen Book Club - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 6:30pm
(The Fault in our Stars / John Green or The Prestige / Christopher Priest)
Family Book Club - Thursday, December 18 6pm
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Elementary Book Club - Thursday, December 18 7pm
(Iron Hearted Violet / Kelly Barnhill)
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January 8, 7pm

The Invention Of Wings

by Sue Monk Kidd

Hetty "Handful" Grimké, an urban slave in early-nineteenth-century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimké household. The Grimkés' daughter, Sarah, possessed of a ravenous intellect and mutinous ideas, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.

This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

 

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