Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
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First edition.
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247 pages ; 22 cm
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Northwest Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction
818.5403 SHAPIR 2019
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Downtown Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction
818.5403 SHAPIR 2019
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South Valleys Library - Adult Nonfiction
818.5403 SHAPIR 2019
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English

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"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 recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life. 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. Timely and unforgettable, Dani Shapiro's memoir is a gripping, gut-wrenching exploration of genealogy, paternity, and love."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Shapiro, D. (2019). Inheritance: a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shapiro, Dani. 2019. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love. Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shapiro, Dani. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Shapiro, Dani. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

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