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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6:00 PM


Seminary Co-op Bookstore




Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


“A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.” —Jennifer Egan, author of "Manhattan Beach"

Dani Shapiro discusses "Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love." A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the Co-op

About the book: A memoir of genealogy and finding out one's true biological parentage through a commercial DNA test, and the search for meaning it creates.

About the author: Dani Shapiro is the author of the memoirs "Hourglass," "Still Writing," "Devotion," and "Slow Motion" and five novels including "Black & White" and "Family History." Also an essayist and a journalist, Shapiro’s short fiction, essays, and journalistic pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, the op-ed pages of the New York Times, and many other publications. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, the New School, and Wesleyan University; she is cofounder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. She lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut.