A BOOK CLUB FEATURING LITERATURE BY WOMEN
Join us for the Better Half Book Club, where we’ll discuss Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel, Passing.
Irene Redfield is a multiracial woman living in Harlem, where she serves as a community advocate on the committee for the Negro Welfare League. After receiving a letter from her childhood friend Clare Kendry, she learns that Clare (who, like Irene, is light-skinned) has been “passing” as white, and is hiding her African American heritage from her wealthy husband. As Clare repeatedly and dangerously attempts to enter into Irene’s life, the two become entangled—with tragic consequences.
An hour-long discussion will be accompanied by light snacks and refreshments. Men, women, and those who identify as neither are all welcome at the Better Half Book Club.
Copies of Passing can be purchased in paperback at The Writer’s Block Book Shop. Registration is not required.