We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Ancestor trouble: A Reckoning and a Reconciliation

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"Maud Newton's ancestors have vexed and fascinated her since she was a girl. Her mother's father, who came of age during the Great Depression in Texas, was supposedly married thirteen times, and survived being shot in the stomach by one of his wives. His father purportedly killed a man in the street with a hay hook, and later died in a mental institution. On her father's side, a Massachusetts ancestor was accused of being a witch, who cast sickness on her neighbor's ox and was later tried in court for causing the death of a child. Maud's father had a master's in aerospace engineering on scholarship from an Ivy League university and was valedictorian of his law school class; he also viewed slavery as a benevolent institution that should never have been disbanded, and would paint over the faces of brown children in her storybooks. He was obsessed with maintaining the purity of his family bloodline, which he could trace back to the days of the Revolutionary War. Her mother was a whirlwind of charisma and passions that could become obsessions; she kept over thirty cats and birds in a tiny two-bedroom apartment, and later started a church in her living room, where she would perform exorcisms. Maud's parents' marriage was acrimonious, their divorce a relief. But the meeting of their lines in her was something she could not shake. She signed up for an online account and began researching her genealogy. She found records of marriages and trials, wills in which her ancestors gave slaves to their spouses and children. The search took over her life. But as she dabbled in DNA testing and found herself sunk in census archives at 1 o'clock in the morning, it was unclear to her what she was looking for. She wanted a truth that would set her free, in a way she hadn't identified yet. This book seeks to understand why the practice of genealogy has become a multi-billion-dollar industry in contemporary America, while also mining the secrets and contradictions of one singularly memorable family history"--
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780812997927
9780593556108
9780812997934
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDea2f76c4-29ce-046d-6860-429b04b37172
Grouping Titleancestor trouble a reckoning and a reconciliation
Grouping Authormaud newton
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-05-20 16:00:37PM
Last Indexed2022-05-20 16:02:49PM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780812997927

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorNewton, Maud
author_displayNewton, Maud
detailed_location_catalogBelle Cooledge
Central New Books - 1st Floor
McKinley
North Highlands-Antelope
North Natomas
Rancho Cordova
display_description"Maud Newton's ancestors have vexed and fascinated her since she was a girl. Her mother's father, who came of age during the Great Depression in Texas, was supposedly married thirteen times, and survived being shot in the stomach by one of his wives. His father purportedly killed a man in the street with a hay hook, and later died in a mental institution. On her father's side, a Massachusetts ancestor was accused of being a witch, who cast sickness on her neighbor's ox and was later tried in court for causing the death of a child. Maud's father had a master's in aerospace engineering on scholarship from an Ivy League university and was valedictorian of his law school class; he also viewed slavery as a benevolent institution that should never have been disbanded, and would paint over the faces of brown children in her storybooks. He was obsessed with maintaining the purity of his family bloodline, which he could trace back to the days of the Revolutionary War. Her mother was a whirlwind of charisma and passions that could become obsessions; she kept over thirty cats and birds in a tiny two-bedroom apartment, and later started a church in her living room, where she would perform exorcisms. Maud's parents' marriage was acrimonious, their divorce a relief. But the meeting of their lines in her was something she could not shake. She signed up for an online account and began researching her genealogy. She found records of marriages and trials, wills in which her ancestors gave slaves to their spouses and children. The search took over her life. But as she dabbled in DNA testing and found herself sunk in census archives at 1 o'clock in the morning, it was unclear to her what she was looking for. She wanted a truth that would set her free, in a way she hadn't identified yet. This book seeks to understand why the practice of genealogy has become a multi-billion-dollar industry in contemporary America, while also mining the secrets and contradictions of one singularly memorable family history"--
format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
idea2f76c4-29ce-046d-6860-429b04b37172
isbn9780593556108
9780812997927
9780812997934
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b27062727.i86824934Folsom Adult NEW929.2097 NEW 20221falsefalseDue Jun 1, 2022folad
ils:.b27062727.i86613753McKinley929.20973 N565 20221falsefalseDue Jun 1, 2022mckad
ils:.b27062727.i86613741Rancho Cordova929.20973 N565 20221falsefalseDue Jun 1, 2022ranad
ils:.b27062727.i86613789Belle Cooledge929.20973 N565 20221falsefalseDue May 10, 2022cooad
ils:.b27062727.i86613765North Highlands-Antelope929.20973 N565 20221falsefalseDue May 6, 2022nhiad
ils:.b27062727.i8661373xCentral New Books - 1st Floor929.20973 N565 20221falsefalseDue May 18, 2022cenad
ils:.b27062727.i86764731Woodland Public Library Adult New BooksEXPRESS 929.20973 New 20221falsefalseDue Jun 2, 2022wdpad
ils:.b27062727.i86613777North Natomas929.20973 N565 20221falsefalseDue May 27, 2022nntad
overdrive:0231adda-7985-430e-8cd9-342489d5462f-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books3falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:906f450d-41c8-4ccd-ae3f-9deac64c9a2e-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook4falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2022-05-20T23:02:49.438Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog929.20973 N565 2022
local_time_since_added_catalog2 Months
Quarter
Six Months
Year
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogBelle Cooledge
Central
McKinley
North Highlands-Antelope
North Natomas
Rancho Cordova
primary_isbn9780812997927
publishDate2022
publisherPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Random House Publishing Group
Random House,
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b27062727BookBooksFirst editionEnglishRandom House[2022]xviii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
overdrive:0231adda-7985-430e-8cd9-342489d5462feAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2022
overdrive:906f450d-41c8-4ccd-ae3f-9deac64c9a2eeBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2022
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b27062727.i86824934Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b27062727.i86613753Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b27062727.i86613741Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b27062727.i86613789Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b27062727.i86613765Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b27062727.i8661373xChecked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
ils:.b27062727.i86613777Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruetruefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 3911
overdrive:0231adda-7985-430e-8cd9-342489d5462f-2Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:906f450d-41c8-4ccd-ae3f-9deac64c9a2e-2Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetGenealogy
Genetic genealogy -- United States
Newton family
Newton, Maud
Newton, Maud -- Family
Racism -- United States
United States -- Race relations
title_displayAncestor trouble : a reckoning and a reconciliation
title_fullAncestor Trouble A Reckoning and a Reconciliation
Ancestor trouble : a reckoning and a reconciliation / Maud Newton
title_shortAncestor trouble
title_subA Reckoning and a Reconciliation
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Family
Family & Relationships
Genealogy
Genetic genealogy
Medical
Newton family
Newton, Maud
Nonfiction
Race relations
Racism