May’s book is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. It’s about a pair of identical black sisters in the south who run away at 16. One ends up coming back and raising a black daughter in the town she tried to escape; the other passes for white and conceals it from her white husband.
A fixture on critics’ top 10 lists and awards lists, “The Vanishing Half” is about more than race; it’s about identity, family, community, and the influence of the past on one’s life.
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