Dani Shapiro is an award-winning American author who has explored the depths of her own past and personal identity in a series of searing memoirs. So when her husband convinced her in 2016 to take a DNA genealogy test, she went along with it on a whim. But little did she know that the results would actually reveal a family secret that had been hidden for decades.
In 2014 ABC News revealed that genealogy is already one of the most popular pastimes in the United States. The only hobby supposedly more prevalent in the country is, in fact, gardening. This has perhaps been a long time coming, though, as discovering one’s family history isn’t exactly a new craze.