Books Sue Monk Kidd Books by Sue Monk Kidd Sue Monk Kidd has written books about: Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Travel Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Sue Monk Kidd Review Book Reviews Finding Flight In 'The Invention Of Wings' January 11, 2014 Sue Monk Kidd's new novel, The Invention of Wings, is a fictionalized account of the abolitionist sisters Sarah and Angelina Grimké, and the slave Hetty, given to Sarah on her 11th birthday. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says Wings is a "textured masterpiece, quietly yet powerfully poking our consciences and our consciousness." The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' January 8, 2014 Sue Monk Kidd, the author of the best-selling The Secret Life of Bees, takes on both slavery and feminism in her novel The Invention of Wings. It's a story told by two women: Hetty, a slave, seeks her freedom, while Sarah, her reluctant owner, rebels against her family to become an abolitionist. In An Age Of Slavery, Two Women Fight For Their 'Wings' Listen · 5:48 5:48 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/260778604/260892281" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript New In Paperback New In Paperback, Sept. 6-12 September 9, 2010 As summer ends, it's time for brainy reads you may have missed in hardcover. Wolf Hall, set in the court of Henry VIII, won the 2009 Booker Prize. Former nun Karen Armstrong takes on the atheists in The Case for God. Barbara Ehrenreich pops the bubble of American optimism with her usual wit — and more.