Inheritance

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

Explanation of the Book:

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: un

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 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

Explanation of the Book:

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

A Dangerous Inheritance

A Dangerous Inheritance
Author: Alison Weir
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780345535948
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Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this engrossing novel of historical suspense, New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir tells the dramatic intertwined stories of two women—Katherine Grey and Kate Plantagenet—separated by time but linked by twin destinies . . . . involving the mysterious tragic fate of the young Princes in the Tower. When her older sister, Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days’ Queen, is executed in 1554 for unlawfully accepting the English crown, Lady Katherine Grey’s world falls apart. Barely recovered from this tragic loss she risks all for love, only to incur the wrath of her formidable cousin Queen Elizabeth I, who sees Katherine as a rival for her insecure throne. Interlaced with Katherine’s story is that of her distant kinswoman Kate Plantagenet, the bastard daughter of Richard III, the last Plantagenet king. In 1483, Kate travels to London for Richard’s coronation, and her world changes forever. Kate loves her father, but before long she hears terrible rumors about him that threaten all she holds dear. Like Katherine Grey, she falls in love with a man who is forbidden to her. Then Kate embarks on what will become a perilous quest, covertly seeking the truth about what befell her cousins the Princes in the Tower, who may have been victims of Richard III’s lust for power. But time is not on Kate’s side, or on Katherine’s. Katherine finds herself a prisoner in the Tower of London, the sinister fortress that overshadowed the lives of so many royal figures, including the boy princes. Will Elizabeth demand the full penalty for treason? And what secrets will Katherine find hidden within the Tower walls? Alison Weir’s new novel is a page-turning story set within a framework of fascinating historical authenticity. In this rich and layered tapestry, Katherine and Kate discover that possessing royal blood can prove to be a dangerous inheritance. Look for special features inside and an excerpt from Alison Weir's Captive Queen. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for A Dangerous Inheritance “Highly compelling [with] plenty to keep readers enthralled.”—Historical Novel Review “A page turner . . . too juicy to put down . . . Alison Weir’s strong suit as a fiction writer is making her novels living history.”—The Courier-Journal “With its evident in-depth research and creative twists, this tale of two women trying to make sense of the power of the English crown . . . is nothing short of riveting.”—Library Journal (starred review) “No one alive knows as much about the Tudors as Weir. . . . Any reader of Hilary Mantel’s excellent Tudor evocations will want to explore this book as well.”—Kirkus Reviews “Stunning . . . A richly layered cake of love, sex, danger, death, and mystery.”—Sunday Express (UK)

The Boleyn Inheritance

The Boleyn Inheritance
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781439124673
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Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Lady-in-waiting Jane Boleyn, the only survivor of the ambitious Boleyn family, testifies against Henry VIII's latest queen, Anne of Cleves, and conspires to place her young cousin, Katherine Howard, on the throne.

Altered Inheritance

Altered Inheritance
Author: Françoise Baylis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780674241961
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Release: 2019-09-17
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

With the advent of CRISPR gene-editing technology, designer babies have become a reality. Françoise Baylis insists that scientists alone cannot decide the terms of this new era in human evolution. Members of the public, with diverse interests and perspectives, must have a role in determining our future as a species.

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: un

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?

Inherited Wealth

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

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 Cycle 4 Book Collection

The Inheritance Cycle 4 Book Collection
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 2882
ISBN: 9780553538090
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Release: 2014-12-09
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience the international fantasy sensation that is the Inheritance Cycle with this complete collection of the New York Times bestselling series! For the first time, here are all four books in one ebook collection. One boy, one dragon, and a world of adventure come together in this four-book boxed set collection that makes a perfect gift for fantasy fans. Eragon Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save—or destroy—the Empire. Eldest Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, 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. Brisingr There is more adventure at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.When unrest claims the rebels and danger strikes from every corner, Eragon must make choices that may lead to unimagined sacrifice. Inheritance Long months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. Eragon and Saphira have come further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost? The boxed set 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

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

Explanation of the Book:

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. . .

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: un

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Inheritance

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Rules of Inheritance

The Rules of Inheritance
Author: Claire Bidwell Smith
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101559864
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Release: 2012-02-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful and searingly honest memoir about a young woman who loses her family but finds herself in the process. In this astonishing debut, Claire Bidwell Smith, an only child, is just fourteen years old when both of her charismatic parents are diagnosed with cancer. What follows is a coming-of-age story that is both heartbreaking and exhilarating. As Claire hurtles towards loss she throws herself at anything she thinks might help her cope with the weight of this harsh reality: boys, alcohol, traveling, and the anonymity of cities like New York and Los Angeles. By the time she is twenty-five years old they are both gone and Claire is very much alone in the world. Claire's story is less of a tragic tale and more of a remarkable lesson on how to overcome some of life's greatest hardships. Written with suspense and style, and bursting with love and adventure, The Rules of Inheritance vividly captures the deep grief and surprising light of a young woman forging ahead on a journey of loss that humbled, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

The Inheritance

The Inheritance
Author: Robin Hobb,Megan Lindholm
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062079312
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Release: 2011-05-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

“One of the most important writers in 21st-Century fantasy.” —Contra Costa Times “Robin Hobb is one of our very best fantasy writers…always fresh, entertaining, and completely engrossing.” —New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson The Inheritance & Other Stories is a marvelous new collection of short fiction from New York Times bestselling master storyteller Robin Hobb—including tales written under the pseudonym Megan Lindholm, by which the acclaimed fantasist first began her illustrious writing career. Included in this essential volume are Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated short masterworks, as well as brand new tales and the never before published in the U.S. title story—a unique compendium of wonders displaying the breathtaking skill, imagination, and remarkably varied styles of both alter egos.

Inheritance

Inheritance
Author: Corey Russell
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781938060410
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Release: 2018-02-21
Editor: Forerunner Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

After the sudden death of their only son, Corey Russell and his family faced unbearable pain and loneliness. God carried them through the ensuing five years with promises from five specific psalms, comforting and awakening them. We are all shaken by loss. God promised us His presence when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, but questions remain. Can I recover? Will my family survive? And is there an eternal purpose? As Corey clung to the Psalms, he heard God's voice invite him from tragedy to inheritance, promising, "The greatest places of your warfare will become the greatest places of your inheritance." Corey's honest journey through these five psalms will help readers discover how the Good Shepherd heals His people, makes us into shepherds after His own heart, and calls us to believe in a God who turns the worst circumstances into a profound and eternal inheritance.

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.

The Schirmer Inheritance

The Schirmer Inheritance
Author: Eric Ambler
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780375726767
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Release: 2003
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When Amelia Schneider Johnson dies leaving a fortune, dedicated young lawyer and World War II veteran George Carey embarks on a search for the rightful heir, a quest that takes him to a guerrilla camp on the Greek frontier. Reprint.

Eragon Eldest

Eragon  Eldest
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0375842403
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Release: 2007-03-13
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boxed set includes both "Eragon" and "Eldest" together and follows Eragon as he grows from a poor farm boy into an amazing swordsman, fighting to help save the Empire from evil and darkness.

Inheritance A Novel

Inheritance  A Novel
Author: Lan Samantha Chang
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780393344769
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Release: 2005-08-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spanning seven decades and set in China and America against a backdrop of political chaos and social upheaval, this arresting debut novel tells a timeless story of familial devotion undermined by deceit and passion and rebuilt by memory. In 1931, abandoned after their mother's suicide, the young Junan and her sister, Yinan, make a pact never to leave each other. The two girls are inseparable—until Junan enters into an arranged marriage and finds herself falling in love with her soldier husband. When the Japanese invade China, Junan and her husband are separated. Unable to follow him to the wartime capital, Junan makes the fateful decision to send her sister after him. Inheritance traces the echo of betrayal through generations and explores the elusive nature of trust.