Friday Book Group: “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love”
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting nine book discussions in June. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to any of the groups’ email distribution lists. Funds for multiple copy sets were generously provided by Friends of Decorah Public Library.
The Friday Book Group will hold a hybrid meeting Fri. June 17 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Dani Shapiro’s “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love.” In-person attendees will meet in the lower-level public meeting room at the library and digital attendees will join via Zoom. In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history crumbled beneath her. “Inheritance” is a book about secrets—secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness—and it is the story of a woman’s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years.
For more information, contact Tricia Crary (Friday Book Group), Zach Row-Heyveld (Cookbook and Quick Bites Groups) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.
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