Fact or Fiction: The Invention of Wings

The #1 New York Times Bestseller The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd has taken the country by storm, but how much of the book is real? The setting of the book is Charleston in the 1800s and it is indeed based on real events and involves real people; however, avid fans of the book should know that the story of the slave woman and her daughter and their long journey to attain freedom is fictionalized. Check out some facts of characters in the book below:

 Overview: Sarah Grimke is given a slave girl for her birthday and this is where the story begins. A story of family strife, conviction of beliefs, and a desire to attain freedom is then woven into a page turner that is hard to put down!  Read it and then come back to this blog to better understand what was real and what wasn’t.

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Can you see the Grimke home today? YES! Head over to 321 East Bay (or drive by) and take a look. It is a law office today and is just a short detour from the old historic district our tours take you through.

Written by Diana Dupuis