Historical novels tell interesting stories about a time, a place, and the people who live there, requiring the authors to do extensive research so their writing accurately reflects the history of the period. Using "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd as the launching point, this class will offer a one-hour look at a period/place/time (Charleston, South Carolina, mid-19th century) in order to provide the historical context of the novel. We will then spend an hour discussing the novel as a piece of contemporary literature. Readers and history buffs welcome! Note: Participants should read "The Invention of Wings" before class.
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