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Author Shapiro, Dani, author.

Title Inheritance [text (large print)] : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love / by Dani Shapiro.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL LP NEW - DKLY-12  LT 818.54 SHA    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Biography - IPLY-11  LP B SHA (IN ADULT B)    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  LT 813.54 SHA    AVAILABLE
Edition Large print edition.
Description 357 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print. rda
Series Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.
Note "Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs."
Summary "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.
Subject Shapiro, Dani.
Shapiro, Dani. (OCoLC)fst00261739
Women novelists, American -- Biography.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Jewish women -- United States -- Biography.
Large type books.
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Jewish women. (OCoLC)fst00983062
Novelists, American. (OCoLC)fst01039688
Women novelists, American. (OCoLC)fst01178201
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781432861803 (large print ; hardcover)
1432861808 (large print ; hardcover)

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