The Invention of Wings - Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812 Summary & Analysis

Sue Monk Kidd
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Part 2, February 1811 – December 1812

Sarah – Handful and Angelina, or “Nina,” Sarah’s six-year old sister and god-daughter, help prepare Sarah for a waltzing party. Since she turned sixteen two years before, Sarah has been thrust into society. Her sole focus is to find a husband, it is explained. Sarah loves Nina like no other, and warns her about the evils of slavery. As time passes, Handful and Sarah grow apart some, but Sarah believes they are still friends. Handful has more chores and duties, while Sarah helps to raise Nina. Nina considers Sarah her mother. Their real mother, now forty-six, appears much older than she is. She warns Sarah about not finding a husband. At Mrs. Alston’s party, Sarah sees a young man named Burke Williams she hasn’t seen in a year. His family is wealthy, and owns a silver shop...

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