Inheritance Inheritance

Inheritance

A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed author of Signal Fires and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets: a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test, an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.

“Memoir gold: a profound and exquisitely rendered exploration of identity and the true meaning of family.” —People

In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had casually submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her beloved deceased father was not her biological father. Over the course of a single day, her entire history—the life she had lived—crumbled beneath her.

Inheritance is a book about secrets. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that had been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years. It is a book about the extraordinary moment we live in, a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover. Dani Shapiro’s memoir unfolds at a breakneck pace—part mystery, part real-time investigation, part rumination on the ineffable combination of memory, history, biology, and experience that makes us who we are. Inheritance is a devastating and haunting interrogation of the meaning of kinship and identity, written with stunning intensity and precision.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2019
January 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Fleming Bourgeois ,

Great Read

The beginning of this book starts off action packed and full of suspense and interest. The second half loses the momentum but still provides a unique insight into to the author’s brain at the time. Overall, a very unique and personal book which I thoroughly enjoyed.

TonyPupperoni ,

Loved it.

I love reading about all of the different ways we can connect to family, and this was thought-provoking.

RossB-B ,

Interesting Book

Opened my eyes to the ethical and emotional sequelae of artificial insemination.

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