The Invention of Wings
Two oppressed women, one a slave, the other a radical abolitionist in a male dominated society, strive for physical and spiritual freedom. Sarah Grimke and her slave Hettie "Handful" Grimke grow up together in the turbulent antebellum south. The story is told in alternating narratives beginning with Sarah and Handful's eleventh birthdays when Sarah receives Handful as a present; Handful is to be her personal slave. The young Sarah is revolted by the idea... The Mermaid Chair
This story is about a lady who has so much to discover about her father's death and its relationship with her mother's mental condition This is the story of Jessie Sullivan, a middle aged woman who is married to a medical doctor and blessed with one daughter. Jessie's life seems to be on track until she receives news from her home town that her mother could be having a mental problem. Despite the poor relationship she has with her mother she is forced t... The Secret Life of Bees
Lily grows up with her abusive father and her nanny. While coping with the loss of one family member, she runs away with her nanny and finds people she would love to call her own family. She also finds out more information about herself and her mother then she was looking for. ...