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The Vanishing Half 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 Ten 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 Weaving Together Multiple Strands And Generations Of This Family, From The Deep South To California, From The S To The S, Brit Bennett Produces A Story That Is At Once A Riveting, Emotional Family Story And A Brilliant Exploration Of The American History Of PassingLooking Well Beyond Issues Of Race,The Vanishing Half Considers The Lasting Influence Of The Past As It Shapes A Person S Decisions, Desires, And Expectations, And Explores Some Of The Multiple Reasons And Realms In Which People Sometimes Feel Pulled To Live As Something Other Than Their OriginsAs With Her New York Times Bestselling Debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett Offers An Engrossing Page Turner About Family And Relationships That Is Immersive And Provocative, Compassionate And Wise



10 thoughts on “The Vanishing Half

  1. says:

    There were many ways to be alienated from someone, few to actually belong.i know it looks like i m over here five starring a lot of books in a row all of a sudden, but it s not so much that i ve lucked into a run of excellent reading choices as it is me finally sitting down to review books so good it s been intimidating me to even think about reviewing


  2. says:

    This is a thought provoking story and a few scenes were not easy to read There s racism here, a violent incident against a man, witnessed by his young twin daughters, and trauma for one of the girls than we want to imagine This and their upbringing in a small black community in Louisiana where people believe the lighter they are the better life will be So it wasn t a su


  3. says:

    So well written and so interesting I ve never read anything by Britt Bennett but this won t be my last The story focuses on twin sisters, Desiree and Stella, and their daughters, Jude and Kennedy The twins come from Mallard, Louisiana, where having light skin is greatly valued The twins skin is light enough that Stella decides to pass as white and disappears from Desiree s l


  4. says:

    From the Jim Crow south to the wealthy environment of Brentwood, the story follows two twin sisters as they travel different paths A small town called Mallard that is not found on any map, known for their light skinned negroes Not seeing much of a future, when the twins turn sixteen they take off for the big city of New Orleans From there their lives will diverge and their relat


  5. says:

    I was not a fan of The Mothers so I was a little hesitant about picking up The Vanishing Half, but y all Y ALL It is everything E v e r y THING Well developed characters, well thought out story lines, unpredictable There s nothing I didn t love about this book Brit Bennett knocked it out of the ballpark with this one And a movie Please, please, please let Oprah, Ava DuVernay, somebo


  6. says:

    This is my first Brit Bennett book that I have read, but will definitely not be my last Stella and Desiree are twins bought up in a close knit black community in Louisiana in the 1950 s They run away together at the age of 16, but one sister will leave the other behind after she accepts a job offer and takes the opportunity to pass herself of as white, whilst the other sister marries a


  7. says:

    You were supposed to be safe in Mallard that strange, separate town hidden amongst your own But even here, where nobody married dark, you were still colored and that meant that white men could kill you for refusing to die The Vignes twins were reminders of this, tiny girls in funeral dresses who grew up without a daddy because white men decided it would be so The minute Brit Bennett s Th


  8. says:

    A masterpiece that deserves to be read.at least twice In Brit Bennett s second novel The Vanishing Half we meet Stella and Desiree, twin sisters growing up in a black Southern community during the 1960s Desiree longs to leave the very close knit community at 16, this is her biggest dream but she will not leave without her sister Stella When Stella final agrees to take the plunge and run away, t


  9. says:

    The Vanishing Half arrived at my doorstep over a week ago and I could not put it down I won it in Riverheads ownvoices giveaway Here is a story that picks at so many realistic situations that at times I had to disconnect from the story to not mix part of myself with it.The Vanishing Half tells a story of two twin sisters who live in a town called Mallard A town where only the fair skinned Blacks ar


  10. says:

    I LOVED THIS BOOK It s December 18, 2019 but I guarantee it will make it to my top 5 list for next year This book gave me a sense of dread, because there were so many characters who could have terrible things happen to them, and yet I read it with hope And while Bennett breaks your heart and doesn t shy away from the sadness inherent in every one of these character s lives, she left me feeling better f


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About the Author: Brit Bennett

Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award in Graduate Short Fiction as well as the 2014 Hurston Wright Award for College Writers Her work is featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel The Mothers is her first nov