March 27, 2019
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro
Genre/Categories: Non Fiction, Memoir, Ancestry, Bioethics, Jewish
Family secrets….bioethics…..if you send in a DNA sample to Ancestry on a lark, be prepared for truth.
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Receiving DNA results from Ancestry propels a determined and persistent Dani Shapiro into a quest for identity and paternity. Shapiro thoughtfully unravels family secrets as she explores the meaning of love versus biology, a new cultural heritage, and family bonds. The story behind Shapiro’s discovery is not what you might expect and I won’t spoil that part of the story for you. You will want to know, though, that the ethical considerations that she brings up are worthy of discussion and careful thought.