Books & Bars: “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett

November 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Via Zoom Meeting
Alayne Hopkins

With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul. Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club.

The Vanishing Half  by Brit Bennett
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. CST

Zoom | Registration coming soon

This event is FREE and open to the public; registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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?