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Tuesday Book Discussion

Tuesday October 12, 2021
1:00 PM until 2:00 PM

Join us as we discuus The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. It is the story of twin sisters, Stella and Desiree, who run away to New Orleans to avoid the fate of their house cleaner mother. One sister will pass for white and the other will marry a black lawyer. A New York Times reviewer said of this type of narrative, “The story of racial passing is a uniquely and intensely American form.” The novel opens in 1968 and covers two decades and two generations affected by the sisters' decisions. The town of Mallard, Louisiana, established as a community for light skinned blacks, is as much a presence with its own moods and tempo as the sisters and their offspring.

“Vanishing Half” was considered one of the ten best books of 2020 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR. Weather permitting, the meeting will be held in front of the farmhouse at Parmelee Farm at 1:00pm. If it must be zoomed, the announcement will be made via email by 11:00am that morning.

Extra copies will be available at the circulation desk.

Newcomers always welcome!

Location: Parmelee Farm
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