Virtual Author Event: Libby Copeland

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Registration for this event will close on November 8, 2020 @ 6:30pm.

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Author Libby Copeland will join us via Zoom to discuss her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are. The event will include a moderated discussion followed by audience questions.  A limited number of signed copies of her book will be given away. Details about the giveaway will be released closer to the event. 

Zoom information will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.  Please add events@kckpl.org to your safe list and make sure you use a current email to register.


The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020) explores the culture of genealogy, the science of DNA, and the business of DNA testing, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. The book investigates how home DNA testing has impacted many communities, including adoptees, the donor-conceived, and those who didn't start out with questions about their families – but found questions posed by their DNA results.

The Lost Family is receiving rave reviews: The Washington Post calls it “an entertaining and impressively comprehensive field guide to the rapidly evolving world of genetic testing.” The Wall Street Journal says it’s “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” The Associated Press calls it “a fascinating deep dive into the massively popular world of direct-to-consumer DNA testing.” The New York Times writes, “Before You Spit in That Vial, Read This Book.”


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