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One Book, One San Diego Author Event with Brit Bennett
Please join KPBS and our partners for a special live event with Brit Bennett, author of our 2022 One Book, One San Diego adult selection, "The Vanishing Half."
A #1 New York Times Bestseller, "The Vanishing Half" is a historical fiction novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.
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.
THIS EVENT IS IN-PERSON AND FREE - RSVP NOW. Check-in begins at 6 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. The event will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook. Links will be provided in your confirmation email and event reminders. No other registration is required.
One Book, One San Diego is a partnership, led by KPBS, with the San Diego Public Library, the San Diego County Library, San Diego State University, One Book Sin Fronteras and more than 30 others. For more information about One Book, One San Diego, please visit: kpbs.org/onebook
One Book One San Diego is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation, the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation, the Payne Family Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, the City of San Diego, Lloyd Pest Control, Compass Charter Schools and Francis Parker School.