When asked which books started my love affair with historical fiction and strong female characters, Sue Monk Kidd’s THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES immediately jumps to mind. I’ll never forget how that novel made me feel reading it for the first time. It is the kind of tale that immerses the reader in a place in time the moment the pages are opened.
Kidd’s forthcoming novel, THE INVENTION OF WINGS, will be published in January, and I am beyond excited to dig in. It is described as a story with two unforgettable women–a slave and her young mistress–in early nineteenth-century Charleston, navigating the tumultuous waters of abolition and women’s rights.
Of Sue Monk Kidd’s books, which is your favorite?