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March 8, 2014

Sue Monk Kidd ideal author to tell story in 'The Invention of Wings'

When she was 10 years old, her mother told her that when they lived in Africa, people could fly. Patting her daughter's shoulder blades, she said, "This all what left of your wings ... but one day you gon get 'em back." The child was named Hetty, but that wasn't what she was called. "A momma would look on a baby laid in its basket and a name would come to her," we are told. Hetty's "basket name" was Handful.

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