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The vanishing half  Cover Image Book Book

The vanishing half / Brit Bennett.

Bennett, Brit, (author., Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0349702314
  • ISBN: 9780525536291
  • ISBN: 9780349702315
  • ISBN: 0525536299
  • ISBN: 9780525536963 : PAP
  • ISBN: 0525536965 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9780525536291
  • ISBN: 0525536299
  • ISBN: 9780349702315
  • ISBN: 0349702314
  • ISBN: 9780525536963
  • ISBN: 0525536965
  • Physical Description: 343 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Good Morning America book club"--Cover
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. The lost twins (1968) -- Part II. Maps (1978) -- Part III. Heartlines (1968) -- Part IV. The stage door (1982) -- Part V. Pacific Cove (1985/1988) -- Part VI. Places (1986)
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."--Provided by publisher
Subject: Twins > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Fiction.
Passing (Identity) > Fiction.
Racially mixed families > United States > Fiction.
United States > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Colorism > United States > Fiction.
African Americans.
Twins > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 88 of 112 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burnham Library - Bridgewater.


  • 10 current holds with 112 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC BENNETT (Text) 36937000637042 Adult Fiction Available -

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