Dani Shapiro is an expert in secrets, lived and fictional. In her gripping memoir Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, she unraveled the truth of her own birth father, an anonymous donor whose sperm had been mixed up with that of the man she’d always believed to be her dad — and, in the process, explored age-old questions about biology, history and experience shaping our destinies. Now, in her return to fiction with Signal Fires, she again delves into secrets, this time about a deadly accident, a young doctor caught in the chaos, the lonely boy whose presence bursts the bubble concealing the long-hidden story, the ties that bind families together — and how easily they are torn apart.
Bestselling writer and host of the podcast Family Secrets, Dani Shapiro is the author of five previous novels and five memoirs.
WOMEN ON THE MOVE
A VIRTUAL SERIES
Searching for the perfect man. Confronting wrenching choices. Finding courage when you think you have none. Motherhood, mystery, hilarious antics, twisted fate.
Nine female authors of both the weighty and the lighthearted fiction we read to match our moods have charted these waters in new novels and short stories. Join us for revealing conversations about being a female writer today, about speaking to the dilemmas we all face and providing us the courage to become more.
This series is moderated by Zibby Owens, creator of the popular podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books; writer, lawyer and host of Kveller’s podcast Call Your Mother, Jordana Horn; and Marjorie Schuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center.
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The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse.