“People say love gets fouled by a difference big as ours. I didn’t know for sure whether Miss Sarah’s feelings came from love or guilt. I didn’t know whether mine came from love or a need to be safe. She loved me and pitied me. And I loved her and used her. It never was a simple thing.” (54)
I’d seen The Invention of Wings (2014) by Sue Monk Kidd on book shelves, and I’d heard some buzz about it. With only a very vague notion of the plot, I put myself on the waitlist at the library. And I’m very glad I did. This is the kind of book that I love: full of interesting characters, important ideas, and believable culture and history.
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