The Resource Inheritance

Inheritance

Label
Inheritance
Title
Inheritance
Creator
Subject
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "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 and novelist—"a writer of rare talent" (Cheryl Strayed)—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 been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. 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
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Shapiro, Dani
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Nonfiction
Label
Inheritance
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:63585d96-048d-4bd3-a255-8af47c26a090
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524732721
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Inheritance
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:63585d96-048d-4bd3-a255-8af47c26a090
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781524732721
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

  • Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)Borrow it
    Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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