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Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love

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"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.
Spring, 2016. Through a genealogy website to which she had submitted her DNA for analysis, Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. Her entire history crumbled beneath her. This is the story of her quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing on themes of identity and family history. She shows that science and technology may have outpaced not only medical ethics but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover. -- adapted from back cover

Available copies

  • 13 of 16 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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2 current holds with 16 total copies.

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Book 1 Large Print Book 1 English 2 All formats and editions 2
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library LARGE PRINT B SHAPIRO (Text)
Large Print
31036150878574
Available
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Chappaqua Library LARGE PRINT BIOGRAPHY SHAPIRO, DANI (Text)
Large Print
31005600038709
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Greenburgh Public Library LARGE PRINT B SHAPIRO (Text)
Large Print
31009154635118
Available
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Harrison Public Library LP BIO SHAPIRO (Text)
Large Print
31010300180199
Available
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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library LP BIO SHAPIRO (Text)
Large Print
31010400082311
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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library LP BIO SHAPIRO (Text)
Large Print
31010400083996
Available
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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library LP BIO SHAPIRO (Text)
Large Print
31010400084002
Checked out
10/27/2021
John C. Hart Memorial Library LP B SHAPIRO (Text)
Large Print
31030154908545
Available
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Larchmont Public Library B SHAPIRO (Text)
Large Print
31014152724344
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Ossining Public Library SHAPIRO, D. (LARGE PRINT) (Text)
Large Print
31021153277859
Checked out
11/04/2021
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