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

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 2:11pm -- BHanley

Imagine finding out your father is not your biological father? At 54 years old, author Dani Shapiro, after submitting her DNA for analysis on a whim, discovers just that, and in an instant her world is forever altered. In her new memoir Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, Dani takes us on a whirlwind journey from the discovery and initial shock through to finding out who her biological father is. Along the way, Dani meditates on identity, genealogy, family, and love. Inheritance is a genuine work of masterful storytelling. Dani invites us in on her path as she uncovers the secrets of her past. While finding a way forward that both strengthens her identity and understanding of her life, she also reaffirms who she knows herself to be.

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