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Griot African-American Book Discussion

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

2022-08-16 18:30:00 2022-08-16 19:30:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. Meets in-person or via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month. August's selection: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Tuesday, August 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-08-16 18:30:00 2022-08-16 19:30:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. Meets in-person or via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month. August's selection: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Eola Road Branch

Eola Large Meeting Room

The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. Meets in-person or via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month. August's selection: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Monthly book discussion featuring works by African-American authors. You now have the option to attend in-person or on Zoom! Please register and choose your attendance option. Zoom links will be emailed out 1 week prior to discussion. Print copies of the book are available for checkout at the Adult Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Email group facilitator Becky Clark at rclark@aurorapubliclibrary.org for more information.

Book description:

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. Many 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.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading and Literacy |

TAGS: | Book Club |

Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-4117
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Krista Danis

Hours
Mon, Sep 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 30 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 02 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

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