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February 3, 2021 Book Discussion: "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

February 3, 2021 Book Discussion: "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

Our February book discussion will be on Wednesday February 3, 2021 at 3:00 pm Eastern time.   We will discuss The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett.

From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

The Vignes twin 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: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?

                                                 

Please Note:  All book club meetings will take place via Zoom and will begin at 3 p.m. 

 

Click this link to join Zoom meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9338014440

Meeting ID:  933 801 4440

 

 

Our Book List (with most recent first)

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende (April 2021)

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (March 2021)

The Vanishing Half:  A Novel by Brit Bennett  (February 2021)

Circe by Madeline Miller (January 2021)

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (December 2020)

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (November 2020)

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Repentance by Alan Lam

The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Daughter of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

Red Notice by Bill Browder

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Gann

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Bellevue:  Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinsky

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

Elephant Company by Vicki Croke

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kuschner

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Americanah by Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie

Euphoria by Lily King

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Voice of the River by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

An Unseemly Wife by E. B. Moore

Troublesome Young Men by Lynn Olson

Defending Jacob by William Landay

The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman (Wellesley '94)

Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Golden Hour by Margaret Wurtle

Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand

Old Filth by Jane Gardam

Saturday by Ian McEwan

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewdki

Killing Mr. Watson by Peter Matthiesen

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Run by Ann Patchett

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Wild Swans:  Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

The Killer Angels:  A Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara