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Book Club

YWCA Cambridge - Marshfield Branch

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Marshfield Branch Ferry Hill Road MarshfieldMA  02050
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Marshfield Branch Ferry Hill Road MarshfieldMA  02050

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What's Included

Join us for coffee and conversation. We will be reading and discussing, "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd (author of "The Secret Life of Bees"). After reading this book, we will be picking a from a list of books that have been banned throughout history and we will continue with the banned book series each meeting. Here's a website listing previously banned books: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics Here's a description of "The Invention of Wings": From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a #1 New York Times bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke

About This Organizer

The YWCA Cambridge, since its inception in 1891, has advocated for women's rights and provided affordable accommodations and support services for women. Today, the YWCA Cambridge is a Cambridge institution with a variety of classes and programs, including the largest women's residential facility in the city.

 As a place for women, children and families to find shelter, support and opportunities to learn and grow, the YWCA Cambridge is committed to being a welcoming resource and center of vibrant activity, responding to the ever-changing needs of the community in the 21st century.

Welcome, and thank you for your support of the YWCA Cambridge.

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Marshfield Branch Ferry Hill Road MarshfieldMA  02050
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