Jun 172019

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

Feel free to join in by posting your own FCFPTI and linking below

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro


When I was a girl I would sneak down the hall late at night once my
parents were asleep. I would lock myself in the bathroom, climb onto the Formica counter, and get as close as possible to the morror until I was nose to nose with my own reflection. This wasn’t an exercise in the simple self-absorption of child of childhood. The stakes felt high. Who knows how long I kneeled there, staring into my own eyes. I was looking for something I couldn’t possibly have articulated-but I always knew it when I saw it. If I waited long enough, my face would begin to morph. I was eight, ten, thirteen. Cheeks, eyes, chin, and forehead-my features softened and shape-shifted until finally I was able to see another face, a different face, what seemed to me a truer face just beneath my own.

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  31 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
by Dani Shapiro”

  1. I loved Inheritamce and it’s thought provoking themes! Thanks for the link up!

  2. I liked this one a lot Vicki. Hope you enjoy it.

  3. So many are enjoying this book right now. It’s on my list.

  4. This one is on my list. I think the author was in my area recently but I couldn’t get to the event.

  5. I read an extensive article about this author and this book last month. I am definitely intrigued and would like to read it sometime.

  6. I’ve got this book on my summer reading list.

  7. As one who uncovered a secret due to Ancestry DNA, this one is on my radar.

  8. I loved this book… and am reading my thirds book by the author in as many weeks! Hope it’s a winner for you, too.

  9. Sounds like an interesting read, i need to find out more about this author!

  10. I hadn’t heard of this book before, but maybe because I don’t actively look for memoirs. The opening is interesting. I hope enjoy it.

  11. I’m so curious about this one! I love genealogy and DNA and this book has been on my radar since it first came out.

  12. This is on my radar, I want that book. The library has me in line for it.

  13. Wow! Interesting opening!

  14. I like all kinds of memoirs so I’ll add this to my list. The list is getting longer every time I come here. 🙂

  15. I read one of her novels several years ago and enjoyed it.

  16. This has been on my list, so yes, I’d keep reading!

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