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  • 5 of 14 copies available at Sage Library System.

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23 current holds with 14 total copies.

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"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 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking 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 origins."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library BENNETT (Brit) (Text) FICONORDER_BENVAN20_c1 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/29/2020 On order -
Baker County Library BENNETT (Brit) (Text) FICONORDER_BENVAN20_c2 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/29/2020 On order -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Bennett, B (Text) 35178001805772 New Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/09/2020 Checked out 08/17/2020
Harney County Library FIC BENNE (Text) 37720000600742 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 07/22/2020 Checked out 08/12/2020
Hood River County Library FIC BENNETT (Text) 33892100242891 Adult New Books Book None 07/17/2020 Checked out 08/27/2020
Hood River County Library FIC BENNETT (Text) 33892100685578 Adult New Books Book None 07/10/2020 Checked out 08/05/2020
Joseph Public Library F BEN (Text) 30002000258715 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_2months 07/02/2020 Available -
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Benne (Text) 37862000466888 NEW ADULT BOOKS Book Branch_Only_3months 07/15/2020 Reshelving -
Ontario Community Library BENNETT, Brit (Text) 33330004526655 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 08/05/2020 Checked out 08/20/2020
Sherman County Public/School Library 813/.6 (Text) 37039000175948 FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 08/01/2020 Checked out 08/25/2020
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525536291
  • ISBN: 0525536299
  • Physical Description: 343 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"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 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking 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 origins." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Twins > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
United States > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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