What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us? Acclaimed author of “Hourglass” and other memoirs, Dani Shapiro shares her personal story 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. “Inheritance” 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.
Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.