The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The Vignes twin sisters grew up in a small, black community in Louisiana. At the age of sixteen they run away in search of a different life. Many years later one sister returns to that small town she grew up in with her daughter. The other secretly passes as white, living with her white husband and daughter who knows nothing of her past. Brit Bennett weaves together several strands and generations of family while exploring the history of passing in America. There were several subjects that come up in the book that I felt could have been discussed more fully, which makes this an excellent choice for book club.







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