The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us

by Carolyn Abraham

Random House of Canada | March 26, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
Carolyn Abraham explores the stunning power and ethical pitfalls of using genetic tests to answer questions of genealogy--by cracking the genome of her own family.
 
Recently, tens of thousands of people have been drawn to mail-order DNA tests to learn about their family roots. Abraham investigates whether this burgeoning new science can help solve 2 mysteries that have haunted her multi-racial family for more than a century. Both hinge on her enigmatic great-grandfathers--a hero who died young and a scoundrel who disappeared. Can the DNA they left behind reveal their stories from beyond the grave?
 
Armed with DNA kits, Abraham criss-crosses the globe, taking cells from relatives and strangers, a genetic journey that turns up far more than she bargained for--ugly truths and moral quandaries. With lively writing and a compelling personal narrative, The Juggler's Children tackles profound questions around the genetics of identity, race and humanity, and tells a big story about our small world, with vivid proof that genes bind us all to the branches of one family tree.


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Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: Random House of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307372154

ISBN - 13: 9780307372154

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A gripping read This is a magnificent book: I am in awe of the way that Abraham so deftly weaves together science, history, and memoir. Marvellously compelling.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Juggler's Children It was an easy informative read - I couldn't wait to pick it up every night.  I even purchased an additional copy for a gift.
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DNA sciene and a Family Legend The author has managed to make DNA understandable to the layman and interwoven the science with her own family story.  She used DNA testing to help answer many of the mysteries in the family’s rich and colourful history.  A story that anyone will enjoy reading particularly if interested in family history or in what DNA can or cannot tell us.      
Date published: 2013-12-10

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The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us

by Carolyn Abraham

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: Random House of Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307372154

ISBN - 13: 9780307372154

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Carolyn Abraham explores the stunning power and ethical pitfalls of using genetic tests to answer questions of genealogy--by cracking the genome of her own family.
 
Recently, tens of thousands of people have been drawn to mail-order DNA tests to learn about their family roots. Abraham investigates whether this burgeoning new science can help solve 2 mysteries that have haunted her multi-racial family for more than a century. Both hinge on her enigmatic great-grandfathers--a hero who died young and a scoundrel who disappeared. Can the DNA they left behind reveal their stories from beyond the grave?
 
Armed with DNA kits, Abraham criss-crosses the globe, taking cells from relatives and strangers, a genetic journey that turns up far more than she bargained for--ugly truths and moral quandaries. With lively writing and a compelling personal narrative, The Juggler's Children tackles profound questions around the genetics of identity, race and humanity, and tells a big story about our small world, with vivid proof that genes bind us all to the branches of one family tree.


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