Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

One Book Discussion


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Conference Room - Administration Wing
A lunchtime book club discussion of Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

About the Book 

Join your friends and neighbors for a community discussion about Inheritance, Dani Shapiro's story about identity and family history. It is a personal tale of secrets kept out of shame or self-protectiveness in the name of love. It 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. It's a conversation that begs us to ask: What makes us who we are? And what combination of memory, history, biology, experience and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us? 

"Inheritance is...a gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family. It raises profound questions about the quandries and responsibilities engendered by our newfound ability to know what—and whom—we are made of." ~Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan

About the Club 

This is a featured event in the 2020 ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT community read of Dani Shapiro's Inheritance.

Need a copy of the book?
Inheritance comes out in paperback on Jan. 28, 2020. The library has ordered extra copies of Inheritance for our collection that will be available after Jan. 28, so everyone is able to check out a copy of the book, read it, and participate in the community conversation.