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Random House Will Publish My Ancestry Book

I’m ecstatic to announce that Andrea Walker of Random House has acquired my forthcoming book on the science and superstition of ancestry, a subject that has obsessed me for years because of my own family and also because of the way it obsesses the culture at large. While writing my new story for Harper’s, “America’s Ancestry Craze,” I realized that it was mounting — . . .

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Reader, I signed with her

She read my manuscript and said she loved it, and then she asked why I decided not to write the other part of the story in the same book. “I thought it was too ambitious,” I said. “I was afraid I couldn’t do it.” “That’s not a good reason,” she said. “Of course you can do it.” And now, I . . .

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