Inheritance

Inheritance
Author: Dani Shapiro
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525434030
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

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An Instant NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A LOS ANGELES TIMES, BOSTON GLOBE, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER Named A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by *Elle * Real Simple * Kirkus Reviews * BookPage * "Memoir gold: a profound and exquisitely rendered exploration of identity and the true meaning of family." --People Magazine "Beautifully written and deeply moving--it brought me to tears more than once."--Ruth Franklin, The New York Times Book Review From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist, novelist and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets, comes 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. In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had casually submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her beloved deceased father was not her biological father. Over the course of a single day, her entire history--the life she had lived--crumbled beneath her. Inheritance is a book about secrets. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that had been scrupulously hidden from her for more than fifty years. 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. Dani Shapiro's memoir unfolds at a breakneck pace--part mystery, part real-time investigation, part rumination on the ineffable combination of memory, history, biology, and experience that makes us who we are. Inheritance is a devastating and haunting interrogation of the meaning of kinship and identity, written with stunning intensity and precision.

The Rules of Inheritance

The Rules of Inheritance
Author: Claire Bidwell Smith
Pages: 298
ISBN: 0452298873
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Release: 2012-12-24
Editor: Plume
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An award-winning blogger and writer for The Huffington Post describes the choices she made at age 14 after she learned that both her parents had terminal cancer and she was going to be alone in the word before reaching adulthood. 40,000 first printing.

Inheritance

Inheritance
Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9780099540465
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Release: 2011
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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What would you do if you suddenly and unexpectedly inherited £17million? This is what happens to Andy Larkham, recently jilted lover, and resentfully underpaid publishing minion. Arriving late to the funeral of his favourite schoolteacher, he ends up in the wrong chapel with one other mourner, too embarrassed to leave. Pressured to sign the register, little does he realise what effect that signature will have upon his life. The extraordinary story that follows tells of one man's failed love, the temptations of unanticipated wealth, the secrets of damaged families and the price of being true to oneself. It is a romance for our times.

Inheritance Or The Vault of Souls

Inheritance  Or  The Vault of Souls
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 860
ISBN: 0307930742
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The young Dragon Rider Eragon must finally confront the evil king Galbatorix to free Alagaesia from his rule once and for all.

Inherited Wealth

Inherited Wealth
Author: Jens Beckert
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780691134512
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Release: 2008
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to regulate the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next has been hotly debated among politicians, legal scholars, sociologists, economists, and philosophers for centuries. Bequeathing wealth is a vital ingredient of family solidarity. But does the reproduction of social inequality through inheritance square with the principle of equal opportunity? Does democracy suffer when family wealth becomes political power? The first in-depth, comparative study of the development of inheritance law in the United States, France, and Germany, Inherited Wealth investigates longstanding political and intellectual debates over inheritance laws and explains why these laws still differ so greatly among these countries. Using a sociological perspective, Jens Beckert sheds light on the four most controversial issues in inheritance law during the past two centuries: the freedom to dispose of one's property as one wishes, the rights of family members to the wealth bequeathed, the dissolution of entails (which restrict inheritance to specific classes of heirs), and estate taxation. Beckert shows that while the United States, France, and Germany have all long defended inheritance rights based on the notion of individual property rights, they have justified limitations on inheritance rights in profoundly different ways, reflecting culturally specific ways of understanding the problems of inherited wealth.

The Inheritance Games

The Inheritance Games
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781368053242
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Don't miss this New York Times bestselling "impossible to put down" (Buzzfeed) novel with deadly stakes, thrilling twists, and juicy secrets--perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out. Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why -- or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man's touch -- and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a conwoman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

The Price of Inheritance

The Price of Inheritance
Author: Karin Tanabe
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781476758602
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Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Starting over at a tiny Rhode Island antique store after a devastating career setback, high-end art expert Carolyn investigates a piece of Middle Eastern pottery that leads her into an obsessive relationship with a mysterious man. By the author of The List. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Inheritance

Inheritance
Author: Owen Brookes
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0671413988
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Release: 1981
Editor: New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks
Language: en

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The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 518
ISBN: 9780743272513
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Release: 2007-08-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The only survivor of the ambitious Boleyn family, lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn testifies against Henry VIII's latest queen, Anne of Cleeves, and conspires to place her young cousin, Catherine Howard, on the throne. By the author of The Other Boleyn Girl. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

Inheritance

Inheritance
Author: Steve Savile
Pages: 415
ISBN: 1844162915
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Release: 2006
Editor: Games Workshop Limited
Language: en

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In the cursed land of Sylvania, Vlad von Carstein, the sinister leader of a cruel, undead clan of vampires, rises to power, threatening the vast human Empire with a growing plague of evil. Original.

Inheritance

Inheritance
Author: Sharon Moalem MD, PhD
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781455549450
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Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Award-winning physician and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, reveals how genetic breakthroughs are completely transforming our understanding of both the world and our lives. INHERITANCE Conventional wisdom dictates that our genetic destiny is fixed at conception. But Dr. Moalem's groundbreaking book shows us that the human genome is far more fluid and fascinating than your ninth grade biology teacher ever imagined. By bringing us to the bedside of his unique and complex patients, he masterfully demonstrates what rare genetic conditions can teach us all about our own health and well-being. In the brave new world we're rapidly rocketing into, genetic knowledge has become absolutely crucial. INHERITANCE provides an indispensable roadmap for this journey by teaching you: -Why you may have recovered from the psychological trauma caused by childhood bullying-but your genes may remain scarred for life. -How fructose is the sugar that makes fruits sweet-but if you have certain genes, consuming it can buy you a one-way trip to the coroner's office. -Why ingesting common painkillers is like dosing yourself repeatedly with morphine-if you have a certain set of genes. -How insurance companies legally use your genetic data to predict the risk of disability for you and your children-and how that impacts the coverage decisions they make for your family. -How to have the single most important conversation with your doctor-one that can save your life. And finally: -Why people with rare genetic conditions hold the keys to medical problems affecting millions. In this trailblazing book, Dr. Moalem employs his wide-ranging and entertaining interdisciplinary approach to science and medicine-- explaining how art, history, superheroes, sex workers, and sports stars all help us understand the impact of our lives on our genes, and our genes on our lives. INHERITANCE will profoundly alter how you view your genes, your health--and your life.

Inheritance

Inheritance
Author: Indira Ganesan
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9780804169240
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Release: 2013
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On an island off the coast of India, an Indian girl has an affair with an American hippie, twice her age. It happens while Sonil, 15, is spending a summer from school with her grandmother. Abandoned by her mother and father, this is Sonil's first chance at love.

A Rather Lovely Inheritance

A Rather Lovely Inheritance
Author: C. A. Belmond
Pages: 355
ISBN: 0451220528
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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Following the death of her aunt Penelope, historical researcher Penny Nichols discovers that she has inherited her aunt's estate and puts her research skills to work to uncover the truth about her aunt and haunting family secrets, as she and a long-lost relative embark on an adventure-filled quest across Europe. A first novel. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Eragon and Eldest Omnibus

Eragon and Eldest Omnibus
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 1216
ISBN: 9781409096825
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Release: 2009-11-24
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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ERAGON When Eragon finds a polished stone in the forest, he thinks it is a lucky discovery - perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone becomes a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? ELDEST Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesméra, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is the journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and as his cousin Roran fights a new battle back home in Carvahall, Eragon is put in even graver danger. . .

The Inheritance

The Inheritance
Author: Niki Kapsambelis
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781451697339
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Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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This gripping story of the doctors at the forefront of Alzheimer’s research and the courageous North Dakota family whose rare genetic code is helping to understand our most feared diseases is “excellent, accessible...A science text that reads like a mystery and treats its subjects with humanity and sympathy” (Library Journal, starred review). Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure or treatment. For most people, there is nothing that they can do to fight back. But one family is doing all they can. The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of the disease that there is: early onset Alzheimer’s, an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in one hundred percent of cases, and has a fifty percent chance of being passed onto the next generation. Of the six DeMoe children whose father had it, five have inherited the gene; the sixth, daughter Karla, has inherited responsibility for all of them. But rather than give up in the face of such news, the DeMoes have agreed to spend their precious, abbreviated years as part of a worldwide study that could utterly change the landscape of Alzheimer’s research and offers the brightest hope for future treatments—and possibly a cure. Drawing from several years of in-depth research with this charming and upbeat family, journalist Niki Kapsambelis tells the story of Alzheimer’s through the humanizing lens of these ordinary people made extraordinary by both their terrible circumstances and their bravery. “A compelling narrative…and an educational and emotional chronicle” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), their tale is intertwined with the dramatic narrative history of the disease, the cutting-edge research that brings us ever closer to a possible cure, and the accounts of the extraordinary doctors spearheading these groundbreaking studies. From the oil fields of North Dakota to the jungles of Colombia, this inspiring race against time redefines courage in the face of this most pervasive and mysterious disease.

The Inheritance Games

The Inheritance Games
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Pages: 376
ISBN: 0241476178
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Release: 2020-09-03
Editor: Penguin Books Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She came from nothing. Avery has a plan: keep her head down, work hard for a better future. Then an eccentric billionaire dies, leaving her almost his entire fortune. And no one, least of all Avery, knows why. They had everything. Now she must move into the mansion she's inherited. It's filled with secrets and codes, and the old man's surviving relatives - a family hell-bent on discovering why Avery got 'their' money. Now there's only one rule: winner takes all. Soon she is caught in a deadly game that everyone in this strange family is playing. But just how far will they go to keep their fortune?

Inheritance of Wealth

Inheritance of Wealth
Author: Daniel Halliday
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780192525000
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Release: 2018-03-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Daniel Halliday examines the moral grounding of the right to bequeath or transfer wealth. He engages with contemporary concerns about wealth inequality, class hierarchy, and taxation, while also drawing on the history of the egalitarian, utilitarian, and liberal traditions in political philosophy. He presents an egalitarian case for restricting inherited wealth, arguing that unrestricted inheritance is unjust to the extent that it enables and enhances the intergenerational replication of inequality. Here, inequality is understood in a group-based sense: the unjust effects of inheritance are principally in its tendency to concentrate certain opportunities into certain groups. This results in what Halliday describes as 'economic segregation'. He defends a specific proposal about how to tax inherited wealth: roughly, inheritance should be taxed more heavily when it comes from old money. He rebuts some sceptical arguments against inheritance taxes, and makes suggestions about how tax schemes should be designed.

Inheritance

Inheritance
Author: Malinda Lo
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780316255059
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Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reese and David are not normal teens-not since they were adapted with alien DNA by the Imria, an extraterrestrial race that has been secretly visiting Earth for decades. Now everyone is trying to get to them: the government, the Imria, and a mysterious corporation that would do anything for the upper hand against the aliens. Beyond the web of conspiracies, Reese can't reconcile her love for David with her feelings for her ex-girlfriend, Amber, an Imrian. But Reese's choice between two worlds will play a critical role in determining the future of humanity, the Imria's place in it, and the inheritance she and David will bring to the universe. In this gripping sequel to Adaptation, Malinda Lo brings a thoughtful exploration of adolescence, sexuality, and "the other" to a science-fiction thriller that is impossible to put down.

Eldest

Eldest
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780375837531
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Release: 2005-08-23
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

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New magic and new threats take flight in the second book of the Inheritance Cycle, perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings! This New York Times bestselling series has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns… Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix. Now Eragon must travel to Ellésmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust. Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life. . . . Features interlocking art that reveals an image across the spines of all four books! And don’t miss the most recent book set in Eragon's world, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia! "Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." —The Washington Post

The Parker Inheritance

The Parker Inheritance
Author: Varian Johnson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780545952798
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Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

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A Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor winner!"Powerful.... Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve." -- The New York Times Book ReviewWhen Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding its writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle.So with the help of Brandon, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert's history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter's promise before the answers slip into the past yet again?