The Breakfast by the Book committee is meeting on August 21st to plan for the monthly events. There will be a social hour with coffee and goodies at 9:30 AM. Book discussion will begin at 10:00 AM. All are welcome! The book selection is a novel, “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. The Invention of Wings, a powerful and sweeping historical novel by Sue Monk Kidd, begins, fittingly, with an image of flight: Hetty “Handful”, who has grown up as a slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, recalls the night her mother told her that her ancestors in Africa could fly over trees and clouds. That day, Handful’s mother, Charlotte, gave her daughter the gift of hope— the possibility that someday she might regain her wings and fly to freedom. Throughout Kidd’s exquisitely written story, Handful struggles, sometimes with quiet dissidence, sometimes with open rebellion, to cultivate a belief in the invincibility of her spirit and in the sacred truth that one does not need actual wings in order to rise.
Hostess: Judy Danforth
Discussion Leader: Dorinne Ebel