Monday, July 21, 2008

Imagine if you and your sister were part of a nature/nurture study

What would it be like if you were a twin, separated at birth and found your sibling 39 years later? And imagine that the reason for your separation was for a secret study about twins that not even your adoptive parents knew about?

No, this isn't a novel, but it could be. This is the story of two, real sisters who were adopted out to different parents and studied to see how they would grow up.

Here's the trailer for this intriguing book.

From the authors' website:

"Identical Strangers" is the amazing story of two women coming to terms with the strange and unbelievable hand fate has dealt them, an account that broadens the definition of family and provides insight into our own DNA and the singularly exceptional imprint it leaves on our lives.

This is a book I've recently discovered. I'm looking forward to reading it for its clues to how much nature and nurture write on the slate a person's life - a subject close to the bone of JANEOLOGY - where the entire focus is looking at the inherited nature and nurture over four generations. (Read the first chapter here.)

Let me know if you've read this book. I'd love to hear your thoughts.



author, Janeology

1 comment:

Cheryl Tardif said...

Wow! What an amazing story.

How horrible for them that they were separated. But how wonderful that they were finally reunited.

And yes, I think a study like this should be illegal. This goes against human nature.

I may just have to add this book to my growing mountain of books to be read.

Thanks for sharing this, Karen!