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Books like The Vanishing Half and There There

dec 15, 2020, 12:21pm

Hi all!

I’m looking for recommendations similar to The Vanishing Half and/or There There.

dec 15, 2020, 12:58pm

Just adding the touchstones so it is easier for people who can help:

The Vanishing Half
There There

dec 15, 2020, 7:40pm

What was it that you liked about either or both books? I've read them both, and I liked them both, but what you liked about them was maybe not exactly what I liked about them.

The book I read most recently that reminds me of There There is Come home, Indio by Jim Terry. It's a memoir and a graphic novel, about only one Native American guy who grows up in the Chicago suburbs, spending some summers with his mom's extended family in Wisconsin. Does that sound like it might interest you?

dec 15, 2020, 8:07pm

dec 15, 2020, 8:28pm

Perhaps also try Brit Bennett's first book, The Mothers?

I loved The Vanishing Half. Another book I read around the same time, which has similar themes but is further into magical realism, is Empire of Wild.

dec 16, 2020, 9:50am

>4 Capybara_99: Thank you! Great recommendation, because I read and love An American Marriage.

dec 20, 2020, 6:57pm

Passing by Nella Larsen

dec 22, 2020, 6:08pm

Louise Erdrich's novels are as close as I can come to There There (which I loved).

dec 25, 2020, 9:01am

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler. Really good.