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              The Vanishing Half
               

              The Vanishing Half (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

              By Bennett, Brit

              • RRP: $34.99
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              • Pub Date
                9 Jun 20

              Dialogue's super lead for 2020. From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.

              ISBN 9780349701455
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases
                

              Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases (EPUB ebook)

              By Nguyen, Viet Thanh; Woodson, Jacqueline; Patchett, Ann; Bennett, Brit; Okazaki, Steven

              • RRP: $96.99
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              To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1...920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation's premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the organization's one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in-Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona-need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights-which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU's spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU's stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, An
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              ISBN 9781501190421
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              Language en
              Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              The Mothers: the New York Times bestseller
               

              The Mothers: the New York Times bestseller (Paperback)

              By Bennett, Brit

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $21.83
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              • Pub Date
                9 Jun 20

              THE MOTHERS is a dazzling debut about young love, a big secret in a small community and the moments that haunt us most. All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unr...ipe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season. It's the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully manoeuvre and dogged by the constant, nagging question: what if they had chosen differently? In entrancing, lyrical prose, THE MOTHERS asks whether a 'what if' can be more powerful than an experience itself.
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              ISBN 9780349701493
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              Series The Books of Babel
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              The Vanishing Half: from the New York Times bestselling author of The Mothers
               

              The Vanishing Half: from the New York Times bestselling author of The Mothers (Hardback)

              By Bennett, Brit

              • RRP: $44.99
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              • Pub Date
                25 Jun 20

              Dialogue's super lead for 2020. From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.

              ISBN 9780349701462
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2020
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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              The Mothers
               

              The Mothers (Paperback)

              By Bennett, Brit

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              The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community - and the things that ultimately haunt us most. It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, 17-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent sui...cide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth.
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              ISBN 9780399184529
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Vanishing Half
                

              The Vanishing Half (Hardback)

              By Bennett, Brit

              • RRP: $57.50
              • $57.50
              • Pub Date
                2 Jun 20

              From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, 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. 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. Ten 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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              ISBN 9780525536291
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Riverhead Books
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              The Vanishing Half
                 

              The Vanishing Half (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Bennett, Brit

              • RRP: $61.50
              • $49.20
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              • Pub Date
                2 Jun 20

              From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, 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. 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. Ten 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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              ISBN 9780593286104
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jun 2020
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