Books & Brews with Foundation Brewing Company

Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Heard the news? We're partnering with Foundation Brewing for their first-ever Brewery Book Club! Each book that's picked will be paired with one of their beers for a discussion happening every 2nd Thursday of each month. The first official meeting will be on February 9th at 6 PM. Foundation will be discussing THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett, which will be paired with their beer, Epiphany (Double India Pale Ale | 8% ABV Citrus, tropical fruit and pine combine over a soft malt body).

From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.

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 passingLooking 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.

The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780525536963
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022