Monthly Archives: April 2019

True stories

“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 … Continue reading

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True crimes

“An American Summer” by Alex Kotlowitz chronicles one summer’s worth of gun deaths  in Chicago.  Kotlowitz has collected a “spellbinding collection” of intimate profiles that include families who have lost members, killers who live with regret, and witnesses scarred by … Continue reading

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