Recently Read and Recommended

From Karla:

  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake

They kind of go together because they both are largely set in antebellum Charleston and have references to the 1822 slave uprising that was quashed and the Grimke sisters (who were from a plantation owning family, but moved to Philadelphia to became Quakers and became famous abolitionists and feminists).  They also both have every other chapter point of view changes.  Kidd’s book switches between the perspective of Sarah Grimke and her slave Handful and Jordan-Lake’s book between the 1822 story about the slave uprising and a current story about a graduate student who is studying it while trying to come to term with her Charleston family history.  Both authors clearly read the same research about 1822 Charleston.

From Becky:

  • Pachinko
  • Little Fires Everywhere