The Resource Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love, Dani Shapiro

Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love, Dani Shapiro

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Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love
Title
Inheritance
Title remainder
a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love
Statement of responsibility
Dani Shapiro
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
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. 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 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
Summary
"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"-- Provided by publisher
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Tone
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Award
National Jewish Book Award, 2019.
Biography type
autobiography
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10748910
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shapiro, Dani
Dewey number
818.3092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Shapiro, Dani
  • Shapiro, Dani
  • Novelists, American
  • Women novelists, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Jewish women
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Genetic genealogy
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love
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Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love, Dani Shapiro
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781524732714
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love, Dani Shapiro
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781524732714
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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