The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780143121701
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Release: 2015
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"--Provided by publisher.

The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780698175242
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Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. 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, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved. Please note there is another digital edition available without Oprah’s notes. Go to Oprah.com/bookclub for more OBC 2.0 content

The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698152427
Available:
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees and the forthcoming novel The Book of Longings, a 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, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

The Mermaid Chair

The Mermaid Chair
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101201039
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Release: 2006-03-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A transcendent tale of a woman's self-discovery—the New York Times–bestselling second work of fiction by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Book of Longings Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island, just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend claims, was a mermaid before her conversion. When Jessie Sullivan is summoned home to the island to cope with her eccentric mother’s seemingly inexplicable behavior, she is living a conventional life with her husband, Hugh, a life “molded to the smallest space possible.” Jessie loves Hugh, but once on the island, she finds herself drawn to Brother Thomas, a monk about to take his final vows. Amid a rich community of unforgettable island women and the exotic beauty of marshlands, tidal creeks, and majestic egrets, Jessie grapples with the tension of desire and the struggle to deny it, with a freedom that feels overwhelmingly right, and with the immutable force of home and marriage. Is the power of the mermaid chair only a myth? Or will it alter the course of Jessie’s life? What happens will unlock the roots of her mother’s tormented past, but most of all, it will allow Jessie to discover selfhood and a place of belonging as she explores the thin line between the spiritual and the erotic.

The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780698408197
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Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

Traveling with Pomegranates

Traveling with Pomegranates
Author: Sue Monk Kidd,Ann Kidd Taylor
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101144916
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Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughter. Look out for Ann Kidd Taylor's new novel, The Shark Club, which will be published in June 2017. Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other. Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel. Ann, just graduated from college, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, grapples with a painful depression. As this modern-day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections: the bond of mother and daughter. A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates is both a revealing self-portrait by a beloved author and her daughter, a writer in the making, and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere.

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 317
ISBN: 0142001740
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Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780061997969
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A masterpiece of women’s wisdom."—Christiane Northrup, M.D. "The journey to capture her feminine soul and live authentically . . . makes a fascinating, well-researched and well-written story."—Publishers Weekly In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its publication, a newly reissued edition of the bestselling author’s classic work of feminine spiritual discovery, with a new introduction by the author. "I was amazed to find that I had no idea how to unfold my spiritual life in a feminine way. I was surprised, and, in fact, a little terrified, when I found myself in the middle of a feminist spiritual reawakening."—Sue Monk Kidd For years, Sue Monk Kidd was a conventionally religious woman. Then, in the late 1980s, she experienced an unexpected awakening, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, Kidd tells her very personal story of the fear, anger, healing, and freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women—one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity," embraces the sacredness of ordinary women’s experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life—her marriage, her career, and her religion.

Augustown

Augustown
Author: Kei Miller
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101871621
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Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

11 April 1982: a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to him, like a spirit but not quite. Ma Taffy is growing worried. She knows that something is going to happen. Something terrible is going to pour out into the world. But if she can hold it off for just a little bit longer, she will. So she asks a question that surprises herself even as she asks it, "Kaia, I ever tell you bout the flying preacherman?" Set in the backlands of Jamaica, Augustown is a magical and haunting novel of one woman’s struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth.

When the Heart Waits

When the Heart Waits
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780061998140
Available:
Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling author's inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace. "Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers."—Baltimore Sun "Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality."—Bookstore Journal Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of "active waiting."

The Invention of Wings

The Invention of Wings
Author: Instaread Summaries,Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 50
ISBN: 1497323304
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Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd: A 30-minute Chapter-by-Chapter Summary, Review & Analysis Inside this Instaread Summary: * Overview of the entire book * Introduction to the important people in the book * Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book * Key Takeaways of the book * A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary:Part One | November 1803-February 1805 Hetty Handful Grimké Hetty "Handful" Grimké is introduced as a slave yard girl who works for the John Grimké household. She is the daughter of Charlotte, seamstress for the household. The mistress of the Grimké household is a strict disciplinarian and is often cruel to the slaves she owns. Handful is then called into the house by the Mistress for an announcement that will change her life forever. Sarah Grimké Sarah Grimké is introduced as the daughter of John and Mary Grimké. It is her eleventh birthday and she is being promoted out of the nursery into her own bedroom. A flashback reveals that as a small child Sarah witnessed a slave being whipped. Seeing this event was so traumatic for Sarah that she developed a stuttering problem with her speech. Handful Sarah's mother ties purple ribbons around Handful's neck and then presents her as a birthday gift to Sarah to be her own personal handmaid. Sarah doesn't want to accept the slave stating she doesn't need a handmaid. Handful is so upset and scared that she ends up wetting herself in front of the party guests. Sarah's mother is upset by both Sarah's refusal of her birthday gift and Handful's accident. Sarah Sarah's mother forces Sarah to write notes of apology for her rudeness to all of the guests who attended her birthday party. Sarah gets the idea that, although her mother wouldn't let her return Handful, perhaps she can grant Handful her freedom. She sneaks down to her father's library to search his law books. She finds the correct wording to write a release to grant a slave freedom. She copies the words, fills in Handful's name, and signs her own name to the document. She then leaves the document on her father's desk. That night is the first time Sarah feels that she is destined for something important. She dreams of being a lawyer like her father. She cuts a silver button from her birthday dress and saves it as a way of marking the occasion. The button comes to represent this feeling she has about her destiny. When Sarah gets up in the morning, she finds the document torn in two on the floor in front of her bedroom door...

The Shark Club

The Shark Club
Author: Ann Kidd Taylor
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780735221499
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Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A quintessential summer read.” —Marie Claire A warm and wonderfully vivid novel about taking second chances—in life and in the sea One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve has thrown herself into her work as a world-traveling marine biologist discovering more about the minds of misunderstood sharks. But when Maeve returns home to the legendarily charming and eccentric Hotel of the Muses where she was raised by her grandmother, she finds more than just the blood orange sunsets and key lime pies she’s missed waiting for her. While Maeve has always been fearless in the water, on land she is indecisive. A chance meeting on the beach with a plucky, irresistible little girl who is just as fascinated by the ocean as Maeve was growing up leaves her at a crossroads: Should she re-kindle her romance with Daniel, the first love she left behind when she dove into her work? Or indulge in a new romance with her colleague, Nicholas, who turns up in her hometown to investigate an illegal shark-finning operation? Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, calypso bands, and perfect ocean views, The Shark Club is a story of the mysterious passions of one woman’s life: her first love and new love; the sea and sharks that inhabit it.

Book Review of the The Invention of Wings

Book Review of the The Invention of Wings
Author: Expert Book Reviews,Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1495297993
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Release: 2014-01-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WARNING: This is not the actual book The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Do not buy this Review if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.The New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd does not disappoint with her latest piece of historical fiction The Invention of Wings, and you can read what the critics have to say in this comprehensive review. Find out who would like this novel and why it is a worthwhile read with the help of this companion review.Are you looking to improve your knowledge of slavery in America within a non-academic setting? Sue Monk Kidd's latest novel, The Invention of Wings, offers just that with detailed depictions of the South and North during the early 19th century. Kidd has selected two real women from America's history and fictionalized them as protagonists in her third novel. Sarah Grimké comes from a wealthy white family and struggles with the justifications of slavery from the young age of 11. She befriends a slave named Handful who was presented to her as a gift, and together they form convictions and strive for freedom. Readers gain an insider's view of slavery, the abolitionist movement, and women's rights in The Invention of Wings. The book offers an ideal balance of emotional moments and action to entice any reader, while offering educational appeal within an engaging story of two historical women.

Firstlight

Firstlight
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0143112325
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Draws largely from the author's early writings for "Guideposts," featuring inspirational stories and essays that reflect various aspects of Monk's early writing career and quest for spiritual awareness.

Summary the Invention of Wings

Summary   the Invention of Wings
Author: Instant-Summary
Pages: 30
ISBN: 1979185573
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Release: 2017-10-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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The Invention of Wings - A Complete Summary! The Invention of Wings is a novel written by Sue Monk Kidd. It is about a girl named Hetty (nicknamed "Handful") Grimke and her troubled life as a slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, where Hetty is desperately waiting for a better life than the one she lives now. Kidd's novel begins on Sarah Grimke's eleventh birthday. She received Hetty, a ten-year-old girl, as a gift, to be her handmaid. The novel follows Hetty's life over the course of thirty-five years, including her longing for freedom and her destiny, which is very often filled with estrangement, guilt and sorrow. Maybe the best thing about this novel is that the author used a real, historical person, Sarah Grimke, when writing this novel. Kidd did a fine job of combining real-life events with fictional events, which were written in order to make everything even more interesting. The Invention of Wings is very exquisitely written novel, a novel where storytelling is everything. Because in this book, we read not just about the lives of two girls (women later), but we also read about a darkness in American history, the female struggle for freedom and liberation, something that will leave no reader unmoved. Here Is a Preview of What You Will Get: - A summarized version of the book. - You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about The Invention of Wings.

God s Joyful Surprise

God s Joyful Surprise
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062566058
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling author's inspiring account of her spiritual journey into discovering the love of God. "Beautifully written . . . the message and challenge of the book is profound. . . . This book will awaken your longing and set you off on your own spiritual journey."—Today's Christian Woman "A joy to read from beginning to end."—Virtue Magazine Sue Monk Kidd explores the thrilling possibilities of God's everlasting love. God's Joyful Surprise makes an important statement about devotion to God rather than activity. Strands of humor and warmth woven throughout make it a joy to read from beginning to end.

Summary the Invention of Wings

Summary the Invention of Wings
Author: Alexander Cooper
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1533638632
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Release: 2016-06-05
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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The Invention of Wings True or False

The Invention of Wings   True or False
Author: G Whiz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781498953016
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Release: 2014-04-25
Editor: 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
Language: en

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Take the sample quiz below: True or False? The Invention of Wings is Sue's first nonfiction novel. True or False? Riots and protests were common when Sue was growing up, because she grew up in a time where racial divides were rampant. True or False? The Invention of Wings was selected for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 shortly after it was released. Do you know the answers to the questions above? Are you a fan of The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith and J. K. Rowling? Would you like to have hours of entertainment and enjoyment about the book you love? If you've answered yes to any question above, get ready for a hip-new series that bring you FUN and EDUCATION at the same time! Gather around with family and friends and challenge one another with a series of questions ranging from easy to difficult levels and see who wins! Submit your Quiz Game scores via Google Forms for a chance to be ranked on 'G whiz Spotlights' and hop on the Wall of Contributors! It's safe and fun for the whole family! "Acts as an incredible reading guide. Helps to know not only about the books but the authors as well." - Marilin A. “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Collect Stars redeemable for books with every correct answer! • Participate in priority events by joining "G Whiz Crew"! • Submit a review for G Whiz trilogy sets and hop on the Wall of Contributors! DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a quiz game book designed to enrich appreciation of the original title through entertainment and education. It is unofficial and unauthorized, and no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. All questions come with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Invention of Wings A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd Conversation Starters

The Invention of Wings  A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd  Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2016-02-10
Editor: dailyBooks
Language: en

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The Invention of Wings: by Sue Monk Kidd | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of The Book Thief. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Bright Smoke Cold Fire

Bright Smoke  Cold Fire
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062369437
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Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sabriel meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning and atmospheric novel—the first in a duology—from the author of Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound. When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou, share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on the Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die. Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding the Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan. Mahyanai Runajo only wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara. Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . . .