The Vanishing Half
Identical twin sisters grow up together in a small, southern black community and later choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. One sister secretly passes for white, while the other raises her black daughter in the same southern town they once escaped. As their daughters' storylines intersect, Brit Bennett weaves together multiple strands and generations of this family, exploring the lasting influence of the past on a person's decisions, desires, and expectations. A riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing.
2020-12-20T00:00:00.000ZAs 2020 comes to a close, I wanted to share my annual lists of favorites. I’ll start by sharing my favorite books this year. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did. – source
2020-06-27T16:46:04.000ZI always enjoy posting a summer book list around this time of year. 📚 are so important IMO - especially in tough times - for wellbeing, perspective, understanding. So even though my reading has been limited this year due to COVID, here’s a few that I’ve enjoyed and recommend. – source
2021-03-13T21:26:50.000Z@fortkimber @HarlanCoben I loved that book. So good. – source
2020-09-14T00:32:00.000ZIn episode 288 of the #HappierPodcast, I recommended the brilliant novel “The Vanishing Half” by @britrbennett. @EllenGamerman’s piece in the @WSJ explores the tremendous buzz around the book: – source
2020-07-29T00:57:06.000Z@DHeiligman @unlikelybkstore @rebeccamakkai I LOVED that book. Reading @britrbennett's The Vanishing Half and it's amazing. So was The Mothers. – source
2021-06-06T17:31:02.000ZTwo summer season book recommendations: The Vanishing Half by @britrbennett and The Plot by @JeanHanffKoreli 📚 🏖 – source