Comfort Food is a light summer "read" that was enjoyable to listen to. I would have liked a little more character development of the daughters. They had the potential to be interesting characters to use as spin-off stories in the future.
Just finished The Invention of Wings: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd (author of The Secret Life of Bees). I LOVED this book and what a great read during Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday weekend! I have enjoyed Ms. Kidd's writing for over thirty years ....she first wrote short articles in Guideposts, moved on to wonderful books on spirituality and feminism and then to novels. This novel is based on two real women, the Grimke sisters. After having been raised in Charleston in a family of fourteen children, the sisters developed their anti-slavery views and became Quakers and active members of the abolitionist movement in the early part of the 19th century. Ms. Kidd adds a carefully crafted character who is a young woman owned by the Grimke family and that storyline interspersed with the real-life sisters produces powerful storytelling. Having been raised a Quaker, I particularly enjoyed visits with Lucretia Mott and discussions on John Woolman as integral parts of the story. Buy a copy, download it to your Kindle, or listen to it as an audiobook as I did and I think you'll be profoundly moved.
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