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Book Club With Soul Oct. 29

One Book One San Diego Features Novel by Oceanside Native

The Oceanside Public Library is excited to host a special book club on October 29, at 3:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, located at 330 North Coast Highway, to discuss this year’s adult selection for One Book One San Diego, The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett. Celebrate The Vanishing Half with comfort food from Felix’s BBQ with Soul provided by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. Sign-ups are required, and those who sign up in advance will receive a copy of the book while supplies last.

One Book One San Diego is a literary program in partnership with KPBS and over 80 libraries in the San Diego region with the goal to bring the community closer through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. Programs and events will take place throughout San Diego County during the month of October surrounding all the One Book selections to celebrate its 16th year. For more information visit

Brit Bennett, a #1 New York Times Bestselling author who grew up in Oceanside, tells the story of the Vignes twin sisters and how one chooses to live her life in the Black community she was raised in, and the other sister chooses to pass as white elsewhere. It is a riveting, emotional story about family and exploration of the American history of passing. It considers the lasting influence of the past and explores why people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.

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