By Nella Larsen
(Wilder Publications, Paperback, 9781604599947, 82pp.)

Publication Date: February 2010

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Two light-skinned African American women, friends since childhood, have chosen to embrace their identities and live their lives in completely different ways.

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010

Writer Heidi Durrow says she has read Nella Larsen's Passing more than a dozen times. The 1929 novel tells the story of two light-skinned, African-American women — childhood friends who are reconnected after leading drastically different lives. Durrow says Larsen demands that her readers transcend society's assigned labels. More at

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