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Sue Monk Kidd: "The Invention Of Wings"

Sarah and Angelina Grimke caused a sensation in the antebellum South and beyond by not keeping their abolitionist and feminist views to themselves. Novelist Sue Monk Kidd weaves their true story into her latest work of fiction, "The Invention of Wings." We talk with Kidd about the novel, her inspiration and her work.

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From "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Sue Monk Kidd Ltd., 2014.

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