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  • 7 of 20 copies available at Sage Library System.

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8 current holds with 20 total copies.

Summary:

"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) 37814003312163 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/08/2020 Reshelving -
Baker County Library BENNETT (Brit) (Text) 37814003312692 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 10/08/2020 Reshelving -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Bennett, B (Text) 35178001805772 Adult Fiction Book None 06/09/2020 Checked out 11/13/2020
Harney County Library FIC BENNE (Text) 37720000600742 New Adult Display Book Branch_Only_3months 07/22/2020 Available -
Hermiston Public Library FIC BENN (Text) 37838000493437 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 08/26/2020 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC BENNETT (Text) 33892100242891 Adult New Books Book None 07/17/2020 Checked out 11/12/2020
Hood River County Library FIC BENNETT (Text) 33892100685578 Adult New Books Book None 07/10/2020 Checked out 11/04/2020
Joseph Public Library F BEN (Text) 30002000258715 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_2months 07/02/2020 Checked out 11/12/2020
Milton-Freewater Public Library FIC Benne (Text) 37862000466888 NEW ADULT BOOKS Book Branch_Only_3months 07/15/2020 On holds shelf -
OTLD Boardman Library F BEN (Text) 37818000376220 Adult Fiction Book None 10/14/2020 Checked out 11/05/2020
Ontario Community Library BENNETT, Brit (Text) 33330004526655 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 08/05/2020 Available -
Sherman County Public/School Library 813/.6 (Text) 37039000175948 FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 08/01/2020 Available -
Southern Wasco County Library BENN (Text) 33892006361555 FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 06/04/2020 On holds shelf -
Stanfield Public Library FIC BEN (Text) 37875000126658 Adult Fiction Book None 09/01/2020 In transit -
The Dalles Wasco County Library BENNE (Text) 33892006591300 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 06/11/2020 On holds shelf -
The Dalles Wasco County Library BENNE (Text) 33892006616941 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 08/25/2020 In transit -
The Dalles Wasco County Library BENNE (Text) 33892006616958 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 08/17/2020 Checked out 11/12/2020
The Dalles Wasco County Library BENNE (Text) 33892006616966 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 08/17/2020 On holds shelf -
Treasure Valley Community College Library FIC B4392v (Text) 32220001119516 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/30/2020 Available -
Umatilla Public Library F Ben (Text) 37882001866837 Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_2months 07/13/2020 Checked out 11/04/2020

Record details

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

Content descriptions

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.
Historical fiction.
Summary: "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."

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