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Anita Hemmings always longed to attend Vassar College, the country's most exclusive school for women. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret: with her olive complexion and dark hair, this daughter of a janitor and descendant of slaves has successfully passed as white. When Anita finds herself rooming with Louise "Lottie" Taylor, the scion of one of New York's most prominent families, the two become fast friends. Anita learns what it's like to be treated as a wealthy, educated white woman, and even finds herself in a heady romance with a moneyed Harvard student. But when Lottie becomes infatuated with Anita's brother, Frederick, whose skin is almost as light as his sister's, the situation becomes perilous.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC TANABE (Text) 33892100383752 Adult Fiction Book None 06/28/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501110450
  • ISBN: 1501110454
  • Physical Description: 382 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2016.

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Includes A Readers Club Guide.
Summary, etc.:
Anita Hemmings always longed to attend Vassar College, the country's most exclusive school for women. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret: with her olive complexion and dark hair, this daughter of a janitor and descendant of slaves has successfully passed as white. When Anita finds herself rooming with Louise "Lottie" Taylor, the scion of one of New York's most prominent families, the two become fast friends. Anita learns what it's like to be treated as a wealthy, educated white woman, and even finds herself in a heady romance with a moneyed Harvard student. But when Lottie becomes infatuated with Anita's brother, Frederick, whose skin is almost as light as his sister's, the situation becomes perilous.
Subject: African American women college students > Fiction.
Passing (Identity) > Fiction.
Vassar College > Fiction.
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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