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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, b

Author Brit Bennett

Pages 352

Publisher Penguin

Published Date 2020-06-02

ISBN 0525536973 9780525536970

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amina_qureshi shared a tip "Interesting story of “passing for white”"

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briboehm shared a tip "This book is such an interesting discussion and exploration of identity and family throughout generations."

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paige_lurie shared a tip "What not to love! Such a great exploration of identity and selfhood from many lenses"

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heather_greenberg shared a tip "Despite the ending, which left several characters up in the air, I really liked this book."

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karina_coelho shared a tip "Loved this one too!!! So many layers!"

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loulou_loptson shared a tip "Very good novel. Loved all the different perspectives. Recommend!"

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dana_gohr shared a tip "A great read. Found it enthralling and really telling of the lies and depths people go to begin a new life."

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jessica_baker_3325 shared a tip "Really great read exploring a lot of difficult topics like race, gender, and class, and handling them really well."

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shonna_hill shared a tip "beautiful writing. compelling story and chatacters."

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sutton_reads shared a tip "I’m a sucker for a good sister story. I was drawn in to the tale of Vera and Stella and then Kennedy and Jude."

chaunda_celentano shared a tip "This book is incredible. It unfolds like the petals of a rose opening to the sunshine."

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connie_schroth shared a tip "Beautifully written. A person trying to live with choices that she made and wishing that she could have another chance."

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tikatia_morris shared a tip "So good! A exploration in race and identity that is both moving and challenging."

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brielle_bahlman shared a tip "An eye opening and enriching perspective"

chloe_voorheis shared a tip "It’s ok! I thought the story was interesting and kept me entertained. I like the strong female leads. But a little overrated"

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maria_maclean shared a tip "What a beautiful story. I couldn't stop reading this book. Would love recommendations similar to this."

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cheryl_mcdonnough shared a tip "Where the Crawdad Sings or The Chestnut Man"

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astrid_weismann shared a tip "Interesting story. Liked the characters."

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m_dell shared a tip "I struggled to get into this book and wasn't thrilled with the ending but overall a good read!"

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michele_albright shared a tip "One of my recent favorite reads. Very thought provoking!"

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andrea_millhouse shared a tip "Interesting book."

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hannah_bowen_6742 shared a tip "Unique storyline and characters!"

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smore_yoga shared a tip "So good on so many levels!!"

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danielle_berry_2322 shared a tip "Layered!! So good. Cliff hangers that kept you going."

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teju_patel shared a tip "A page turner that I really enjoyed"

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sarah_bryant_1451 shared a tip "Interesting read on identity, lying to the one one loves and self, and the search for belonging."

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dayshia_velazquez shared a tip "My favorite book of the year"

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kaitlin_nolan shared a tip "The sense of places and characters are unforgettable."

alyssa_fogolin shared a tip "It’s a good quick read. Wished there was more!"

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eva_hamill shared a tip "Very interesting look at what happens when you try to pass as white."

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kelly_pruett shared a tip "This was a great book! It was a great perspective on racial issues that I had not thought about previously. Great job!"

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madeleine_maury_shuler shared a tip "truly captivating from start to finish. the way it moves forward and backward through the years is very well done"

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katie_richardson shared a tip "Really really great historical fiction that many will relate to."

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melanie_schmitz shared a tip "I really enjoyed this book! Was interesting to get to know the various characters and the secrets they keep."

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beverley_turner shared a tip "Finished this book in a weekend! Totally drew me in and wouldn’t let go."

claudine_debeaumont shared a tip "This book is brilliant, I just read The Mothers...she is just a the most gifted writer"

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elise_yu shared a tip "I loved the writing style. The narrative switched between perspectives seamlessly yet clearly. I got swept into another world."

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bdeliz shared a tip "The characters felt real and the it was great to learn about colorism."

niamh_donovan shared a tip "Very authenic"

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lauren_headrick shared a tip "Couldn’t put it down, a great tale of have and have nots"

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jessica_lucio shared a tip "Relevant story!"

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allison_cajina shared a tip "This book was ADDICTING. Please please read it!"

melissa_papini shared a tip "Complexities of family, identity, and American racism woven together masterfully."

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amy_nerf shared a tip "Draws you in from the first sentence!! Great weekend leisure read."

tina_nguyen_ shared a tip "Great character development. I listened to this as an audiobook and really enjoyed the narrator."

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chelsea_allen shared a tip "An enthralling read with an unexpected ending. Left me with a heartache."

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julia_fowler shared a tip "Original story"

aarica_burke shared a tip "One of the best book I read in 2020. Beautifully crafted and masterfully written."

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john_macdonald_2307 shared a tip "Good story interesting twist"

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melissa_linardos_6170 shared a tip "It was such a fascinating topic for Brit B. to write about"

helma_st_james shared a tip "Great story and writing style."

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kiani_pineiro-hall shared a tip "This book is on my top 5. Incredible read."

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angela_nelson_9486 shared a tip "I wanted a better ending but it was fantastic!"

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lisa_holt_5357 shared a tip "Interesting read but the ending fell flat, in my opinion. I've still recommended this book to others"

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karyna_davis shared a tip "Really great read! This author has a way of involving you in the story"

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