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Libby Copeland, Author of The Lost Family - Watch @ Home on Zoom

Libby Copeland, Author of The Lost Family - Watch @ Home on Zoom

Watch this event on your laptop, phone or tablet from anywhere!

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There will be 30-45 min of presentation and 15-30 min of Q&A.

Biography

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington PostNew York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio. 

Book Description

The Lost Family explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how we think about family and ourselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly. The Wall Street Journal says it’s “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” The New York Times writes, “Before You Spit in That Vial, Read This Book.” The Washington Post says The Lost Familyreads like an Agatha Christie mystery” and “wrestles with some of the biggest questions in life: Who are we? What is family? Are we defined by nature, nurture or both?” 

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ReOpening Status: Phase 4

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Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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