The Remarkable Courage of Women
Sue Monk Kidd’s novel of slavery in the old South
Loosely based upon the real life story of Charleston native Sarah Grimké, this passionate tale questions the troubled terrain that existed between a white and black woman in the South at the turn of the 19th century and proves the remarkable and empowering courage of women. Told in both Sarah and Handful’s voices, this striking narrative is an important look at both the history of slavery in America as well as the early year’s of the women’s rights movement.
Sue Monk Kidd is the best-selling author of The Secret Life of Bees, which spent over two years on the New York Times bestseller list. She is also the author of The Mermaid Chair and the memoir Traveling with Pomegranates, both run-away bestsellers. Sue Monk Kidd will speak at Milwaukee Public Library’s Centennial Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10. This free event is co-sponsored by Boswell Book Co. and 89.7 WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio and will feature a Q&A discussion moderated by WUWM’s Bonnie North.