ISBN: 1524732710
EAN13: 9781524732714
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 15, 2019
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.062992" H x 8.503937" L x 5.866142" W
Weight: 0.9215323 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family. --Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach

From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist, novelist--a writer of rare talent (Cheryl Strayed)-- and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets, comes 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.

What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us?
In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her.
Inheritance 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 has Read More chevron_right

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