“Inheritance” by Dani Shapiro is a ”gripping genetic detective story.” In the spring of 2016, Shapiro whimsically submitted her DNA to a genealogy website for analysis. She received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. Her entire history crumbled beneath her. What follows is her urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity and an exploration of the ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments, DNA testing, and secrets kept. “Maid” by Stephanie Land looks at life in the household help lane, where a strong will is needed to manage on the hard work and low pay.