6:30 pm - Thursday, October 6

One Book, One San Diego Author Event with Brit Bennett

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union , 6075 Aztec Circle Drive , San Diego

Books & Literature

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.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union
6075 Aztec Circle Drive
San Diego, CA 92115

Thursday, October 6 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM