A DUAL INHERITANCE
THE NEW NOVEL BY JOANNA HERSHON

From Publisher’s Weekly STARRED REVIEW:
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…The intensely detailed love triangle is reminiscent of an East Coast elite answer to the Midwestern trio of Freedom, but with mere keen observation in place of that other novel’s sweeping moral pronouncements. Hershon (The German Bride) explores the ways we can, and can’t, escape our backgrounds.”

“Joanna Hershon has written a vivid, elegant novel that deftly roams the decades and the globe in telling a story about friendship, family, and the murky area in between. A rich and satisfying read.”
–Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements

“A DUAL INHERITANCE is a big, captivating, multigenerational sweep of a romance, ranging from Africa to China to New England’s blue-blooded enclaves. With deftness and swagger, Joanna Hershon spins the intertwinement of two Harvard mens’ lives into a searching exploration of class and destiny in late twentieth century America. ”
–Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit From the Goon Squad

ARRIVING MAY 2013 · FROM BALLANTINE BOOKS