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The vanishing half  Cover Image Book Book

The vanishing half

Bennett, Brit (author.).

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. As 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."--

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  • ISBN: 0525536965
  • ISBN: 9780525536963
  • ISBN: 0525536299
  • ISBN: 9780525536291
  • Physical Description: 343 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0
    • Circulation Count: 3 / 5.0
Subject: United States History 20th century Fiction
African American women Fiction
Sisters Fiction
Twins Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.


  • 4 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
Abington Community Library MYS BENNETT (Text) 50687011700575 Adult Fiction Available -
Albright Memorial Library MYS BENNETT (Text) 50686015623528 Adult Fiction Available -
Albright Memorial Library MYS BENNETT (Text) 50686015650232 Storage Available -
Albright Memorial Library MYS BENNETT (Text)
Memorial: Donated to the Scranton Public Library in memory of Carolyn Vidota.
50686015653962 Adult Fiction Available -
Carbondale Public Library MYS BENNETT (Text) 50688010769736 Adult Fiction Available -
North Pocono Public Library MYS BENNETT (Text) 50691010900574 Adult Fiction Available -
Taylor Community Library MYS BENNETT (Text) 50692010915190 Adult Fiction Available -
Valley Community Library MYS BENNETT (Text) 50690011221543 Adult Fiction Available -

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