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

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

Label
Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love
Title
Inheritance
Title remainder
a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love
Statement of responsibility
Dani Shapiro
Creator
Subject
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. [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
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, Dani
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shapiro, Dani
  • Shapiro, Dani
  • Women novelists, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Jewish women
  • Family secrets
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love, Dani Shapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
359 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861803
Lccn
2018024082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3603788
  • 1941233
  • 458035
Label
Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love, Dani Shapiro
Publication
Copyright
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.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
359 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861803
Lccn
2018024082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3603788
  • 1941233
  • 458035

Library Locations

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      300 Pleasant Ridge Avenue, Thornhill, ON, L4J 9B3, CA
      43.834087 -79.474933
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