BOOK CLUB: Dine & Discuss

Do you enjoy reading, eating and exploring?  Join Us!

 

The book club meets monthly at local restaurants in the southern Westchester and northern Bronx region.  Members take turns leading a session, including book and restaurant selection and discussion facilitation  

There is no fee to participate.  Book club members are responsible for their food and beverage purchases at meetings and obtaining their books.  Restaurant selections will be cost-conscious with entrees ranging from $15 - $25.  Advance registration required.

See below for the current book selection.

Next Meeting:​
Wednesday, February 3rd
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
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FREE
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BOOK SELECTION

THE VANISHING HALF

by Brit Bennett

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.

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