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The Stranger in My Genes
A Memoir
Bill Griffeth

New England Historic Genealogical Society
2016 • 202 pp. 30 illus. 6 x 9"

$29.95 Hardcover, 978-0-88082-344-9

$24.99 Ebook, 978-0-88082-350-0

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"A gripping memoir."—Emily Sweeney, Boston Globe

How a simple DNA test complicated the author’s life

Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: “If the results were correct, it meant that the family tree I had spent years documenting was not my own.” Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, which shakes his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others—and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“A courageous personal account, The Stranger in My Genes brings science and genealogy together in a powerful story of family secrets. Bill Griffeth has infused his passion for the unfettered truth into riveting revelation. I couldn't put it down.”—Mary Tedesco, co-host of Genealogy Roadshow

“A seemingly routine genetic test launched television journalist Bill Griffeth on a fascinating, often harrowing quest to discover the truth about his parentage. Both a memoir and a mystery story, The Stranger in My Genes is a riveting page turner.”—Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition

I cannot stop talking about Stranger in My Genes!....(It) reads like an epic episode of “This American Life.” But it is Bill’s honest description of his struggle with his genetic blow that gives the book its strength. I couldn’t wait to get back to it during lunch breaks or at the end of the day, yet at the same time I worriedly watched the page numbers pass, knowing I was closing in on the end. My only complaint? I wish it were double the length. Sure to be my staff pick this Fall.
—Molly Gillespie, Joseph-Beth Booksellers

BILL GRIFFETH is co-anchor of Closing Bell on CNBC. A member of the production team that founded Financial News Network in 1981, Bill has extensive experience in business television and is a multiple ACE Award nominee. He has written several other books, including By Faith Alone: One Family’s Epic Journey Through 400 Years of American Protestantism (2007). Bill lives in New Jersey.

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