I read The Mothers and really liked it and loved The Vanishing Half. This book is the perfect book club read. As a member of an African American book club the ladies in the group found so many themes and elements in the book that we were able to relate to. Discussion of colorism within the AA community, marrying for a more comfortable life or for love and estranged family relationships. The discussion went on and on and on. We even had teams, Team Stella and Team Desiree. What road would you choose? Brit Bennett is a local author who can create characters that jump off the pages and situations that keep the pages turning. If you can't find a copy of the book try it on audio, it's storytelling at its finest!