Our book for October is “The Vanishing Half: A Novel,” by Brit Bennett
The date for the meeting is tentative. The meeting details are TBD.
The Vignes are identical twin sisters. 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 town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Even separated by so many miles and so many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?