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      Kramers Presents Dinner & A Story: w/ The Badass Women's Book Club in Washington

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      June 22, 2019

      Saturday   4:00 PM

      1517 Connecticut Avenue
      Washington, District of Columbia 20036

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      Kramers Presents Dinner & A Story: w/ The Badass Women's Book Club

      Kramers is proud to host the Badass Women’s Book Club for an evening of dinner and discussion. Women of all badassery levels are invited to attend!  This month, we'll be discussing 'Inheritance' by Dani Shapiro. Come to Kramerbooks to pick up your copy! Ticket price includes entrée, dessert, glass of wine, and 15% off next month's book pick (will be announced at dinner). The Badass Women’s Book Club is a community of women eager to read and discuss the stories of badass women – women who have courageously embraced who they are and what they have to offer. Members are women who have become aware of their own value and who are – just like the women in the books they read – ready to raise their voices, be heard, and impact our communities in positive and meaningful ways. ABOUT INHERITANCE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.” —Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach  From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist—“a writer of rare talent” (Cheryl Strayed)—a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us? 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–the life she had lived–crumbled beneath her. Inheritance is a book about secrets–secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. 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, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. 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.

      Categories: Literary & Books

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