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Review of ‘Ancestor Trouble’

In 2014, the well-known literary blogger Maud Newton wrote a cover story for Harper’s Magazine titled “America’s Ancestry Craze.” Now, in her first book, Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation, she significantly expands on that piece, blending a revealing family memoir with a well-researched and thoughtful exploration of heredity and genealogy.

Interview with Maud Newton

The essayist and critic has penned a thoughtful investigation of genetics and inheritance as viewed from the branches of her own family tree.

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