Daytime Book Club

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Book Cover ,Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani ShapiroWednesday, October 12th at 12:30pm

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro



Named A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by *Elle * Vanity Fair * Wired * Real Simple * Kirkus Reviews * BookPage *

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

“Beautifully written and deeply moving—it brought me to tears more than once.”—Ruth Franklin, The New York Times Book Review

From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist, novelist 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.

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.


Daytime Book Club 2022 Book List
January - The King of Confidence by Miles Harvey
February - The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
March - The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
April - The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
May - Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
June - Lightning Flowers by Katherin Standefer
July - The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
August - We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange
September - All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss
October - The Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
November - The Boys by Ron Howard and Clint Howard


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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love By Dani Shapiro Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525434030
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - January 28th, 2020