The Bibliofile Book Club Pick

the bibliofile book club summer 2020 the vanishing half by brit bennett

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


The Vanishing Half: A Novel
Brit Bennett

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
  
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