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Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love

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First edition.

"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 story of her own life." --
"In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA, Dani Shapiro received the astonishing 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. In just a few hours of Internet sleuthing, she was able to piece together the story of her conception and, remarkably, find a YouTube video of her biological father--his face and mannerisms eerily similar to her own. [This] is a book about secrets--secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. 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. A haunting interrogation of the meaning of kinship and identity, written with stunning intensity and precision--Dani Shapiro's most intimate and compelling work yet."--Dust jacket.

Available copies

  • 47 of 92 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

7 current holds with 92 total copies.

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Bedford Free Library B SHAPIRO (Text)
Biography
31002150791332
Available
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Bedford Hills Free Library B SHAPIRO (Text)
Biography
31003151509921
Checked out
05/01/2020
Briarcliff Manor Public Library B SHAPIRO (Text)
Biography
31036150888821
Available
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Bronxville Public Library B SHAPIRO (Text)
New Nonfiction
31004151546590
Available
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Chappaqua Library BIOGRAPHY SHAPIRO, DANI (Text)
Biography
31005600036265
Available
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Chappaqua Library BIOGRAPHY SHAPIRO, DANI (Text)
Express Item
31005600037065
In transit
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Croton Free Library B SHAPIRO (Text)
Biography
31006151724192
Available
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Croton Free Library B SHAPIRO (Text)
Biography
31006151731478
Available
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Croton Free Library B SHAPIRO (Text)
New Biography
31006151744414
Checked out
05/01/2020
Dobbs Ferry Public Library 818.54 S (Text)
Nonfiction
31007151351416
Available
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