08/17/2021 - 6:00pm
Brit Bennet's The Vanishing Half is a #1 New York Times bestseller, 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. Register for this event here. Her first book,The Mothers, is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community—and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, The Mothers is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. Brit Bennet's work has been an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, longlisted for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Women’s Prize, and named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times. Bennet has been named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, and one of Time’s Next 100 Influential People.