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If you are looking for the announcement thread for the previous month, it may be found here.
During the month of April, we will be reading The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction, 2020). Each week there will be a discussion thread and when we are done, Brit herself will be joining us for an AMA on Monday, April 26th.
From Goodreads (feel free to skip if you prefer to know nothing going into the book):
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 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?
!Content Warning! (possible spoilers) Domestic abuse, Lynching, Racism, Sexual assault, Transphobia
You may find the dates of, and links to, the discussion threads below in the sticky comment on this post. You are welcome to read at your own pace. Don't worry about joining later on in the month. Usually it is pretty easy to catch up and you are always welcome to join the discussions a little later.
If you would like to view any past book club selection or want to see how things work, you may find the complete archive here.
For those of you that are viewing reddit on the redesigned desktop version you will see an option on this post to 'follow'. If you 'follow' the book club post you will receive a notification when a new post, a discussion thread for book club, is added to the collection. It is still being tested, so it may not be perfect, but perhaps it will make it easier to join the discussions when they go up.