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Inheritance: a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
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Book
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First edition.
Physical Desc:
247 pages ; 22 cm
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Description

The acclaimed and beloved author 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. She writes of how she questioned her identity when a DNA test revealed that she was not, as she believed she was, 100% Jewish. Shapiro grew up in an Orthodox family in suburban New Jersey; blonde-haired and blue-eyed, she often felt out of place in a family of dark-haired Ashkenazi Jews, yet she had shrugged off the physical differences. But when she got the DNA test results, the then-54-year-old began researching her family history, and within months she unraveled a narrative leading back to the 1960s and the early days of artificial insemination, and now, she discovered her biological father, a doctor from Portland. Shapiro realized that her childhood, her ancestral lineage, and the foundation of her world were based on deception. With thoughtful candor, she explores the ethical questions surrounding sperm donation, the consequences of DNA testing, and the emotional impact of having an uprooted religious and ethnic identity. This beautifully written, thought-provoking genealogical mystery will captivate readers from the very first pages. -- Publisher

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APA Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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

MLA Citation (style guide)

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

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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ISBN:
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Description
The acclaimed and beloved author 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. She writes of how she questioned her identity when a DNA test revealed that she was not, as she believed she was, 100% Jewish. Shapiro grew up in an Orthodox family in suburban New Jersey; blonde-haired and blue-eyed, she often felt out of place in a family of dark-haired Ashkenazi Jews, yet she had shrugged off the physical differences. But when she got the DNA test results, the then-54-year-old began researching her family history, and within months she unraveled a narrative leading back to the 1960s and the early days of artificial insemination, and now, she discovered her biological father, a doctor from Portland. Shapiro realized that her childhood, her ancestral lineage, and the foundation of her world were based on deception. With thoughtful candor, she explores the ethical questions surrounding sperm donation, the consequences of DNA testing, and the emotional impact of having an uprooted religious and ethnic identity. This beautifully written, thought-provoking genealogical mystery will captivate readers from the very first pages. -- Publisher