Summer 2020 Pick
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Review from The Bibliofile: The Vanishing Half is a powerful, timely and very human story about identity and race. I very much enjoyed this book the whole way through.
It was also an unexpectedly effortless read, considering the somewhat heavy topics in the book. I knew based on the reviews that it would likely be a book with good insights on race, but I was surprised how much I enjoyed the story even apart from that. It’s a multilayered story about identity, family and the secrets we keep. (Read More)
Summary and Synopsis from the Bibliofile
What It's About: Twins, inseparable as children, ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds: one black and one white.
The Vignes 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, including their racial identities...Publication Date: June 2, 2020