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Online: WNYC Book Club: The Vanishing Half

October 1, 2020, 4:30 pm5:30 pm.


We know that New Yorkers need to feel a sense of community and fun, even as we remain apart. And that’s why we are excited to announce that The New York Public Library is partnering with WNYC to present a virtual stay-at-home book club experience!

Each month, we will read a new title leading up to a live conversation between the author and Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s All of It.

This month we are reading and discussing The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, 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.

Here’s how it works:

1. Download your copy of The Vanishing Half on our free e-reader app SimplyE:

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1046583900?pt=463465&ct=nypl&mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nypl.simplified.simplye&utm_source%3Dnypl&utm_medium%3Dnypl&utm_campaign%3Dnypl
2. Read along and share your thoughts on social media: #GetLitwithAllofIt

3. Drop by this book discussion on October 1st at 4:30 PM.

Register below and include your contact information to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.

Join the author, Stewart, and readers everywhere on Thursday, October 1 at 7 PM for a live stream conversation and audience Q&A. Find more information about joining in at WNYC’s The Greene Space website.

Register here:



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