Virtual Community Book Club: The Vanishing Half
Join us for Community Book Club! We’ll be meeting on Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Click here to sign up for this virtual meeting!
Interested in attending in-person? Click here for details about our in-person meeting.
- Who: Everyone welcome
- How much: Free
- Which book: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
- Where to get a copy: Borrow at WPL or buy at Armchair Books (mention the book club and receive 15% off)
Synopsis: The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?
Read ahead: In October, we’re reading Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder.