The Milkman’s Son: A Memoir of Family History. A DNA Mystery; A Story of Paternal Love

Shadow Mountain. Mar. 2020. 288p. ISBN 9781629727387. $24.99. MEMOIR
Lindsay (Battlementals) never thought about how different he looked from his siblings, who occasionally teased that he was “the milkman’s son”—but they all loved one other, and isn’t that what siblings do? At age 57, Randy was tasked with a genealogy project by his dad. After running into several dead ends, he decides that a DNA test might help him discover more family roots. Instead, he finds out that the man he knows to be his dad is not in fact his biological father. When his half-siblings locate and contact him through the DNA database, he finds more love than he ever expected. The story takes readers on many ups and downs, and ultimately has a happy ending. Lindsay is a gifted author, and he also writes carefully about unresolved issues in his mother’s story. (An author’s note explains her situation.)
VERDICT Recommended for fans of family memoirs, and especially for readers with an interest in genealogy.

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