Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro (Jan. 15)
This work by acclaimed author Dani Shapiro is bound to be one of the most talked-about memoirs of the year, let alone the season. The book recounts Shapiro’s accidental discovery of a family secret: After submitting her DNA for analysis with a geneology company, she discovers her father is not her biological parent. The resulting memoir is part detective story, part meditation on parenthood, lineage, and, above all, identity.
“Shapiro’s account is beautifully written and deeply moving — it brought me to tears more than once,” writes Ruth Franklin in the New York Times Book Review.