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Ancestor Trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation
The best way to know and understand yourself is through the lens of the past—at least that’s literary blogger and journalist Newton’s theory.
“If our lives have been circumscribed because of the way we’ve viewed our family,” she writes, “confronting our ancestors as complicated human beings rather than distant archetypes can suggest different ways of being ourselves.”
Her interest in genealogy and its history for this powerful debut emerged out of a 2014 Harper’s magazine story.