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Inheritance : A Memoir Of Genealogy, Paternity, And Love (2019)
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Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
Edition:  First edition
Description:  247 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781524732714 (hardback), 1524732710 (hardback),
Language:  English


"The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she made last year about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden the story of her own life"--

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A Moving Memoir of Personal Identity

Imagine taking a DNA test as a lark, only to have the results shatter the very foundation of your identity. This is what happened to author Dani Shapiro, who movingly tells of this seismic event in her latest book, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. Shapiro was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, the only child of an adoring father and a difficult mother. After she receives some shocking results from her mail away DNA test, she begins to uncover long held family secrets that force her to question the core of her being. With both her parents long dead, she must become a genealogical sleuth as she pieces together her past.
With DNA kits becoming more affordable and accessible to so many, many people are receiving surprising details about their heritages. This makes Inheritance an extremely timely book, beautifully written though at times feeling a bit indulgent as Shapiro comes to grips with her discovery.
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