Event Details

Location: Buffalo, NY

The June 23 Book Club over ZOOM will feature a book chosen by Randy Chojecki: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro. This nonfiction book discusses the very current topic of using DNA to find relatives. Copies in different formats are available in the Erie County Library System. Many of the libraries are now open for curbside service or for entrance.

Title: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Author: Dani Shapiro

June 23, 2020, 7:30 PM

Book 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.”

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