Library Partnership Hosts Virtual Author Talk with Libby Copeland


March 9, 2021

Sedona Public Library is excited for another partnership with Cottonwood Public Library and Camp Verde Community Library to present a Virtual Author Talk with author Libby Copeland. Libby will discuss her book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are. This free virtual event is presented via Zoom on Thursday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m.

To register for this free virtual event, please visit the Sedona Public Library website at and follow the event link on the homepage. Seats are limited and registration is required. This is a live-only event and no recordings will be made available.

Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Copeland was a reporter and editor at the Post for eleven years, has been a media fellow and guest lecturer, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

The Lost Family explores the rapidly evolving phenomenon of home DNA testing, its implications for how we think about family and ourselves, and its ramifications for American culture broadly. The Wall Street Journal says it’s “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” The New York Times writes, “Before You Spit in That Vial, Read This Book.” The Washington Post says The Lost Family “reads like an Agatha Christie mystery” and “wrestles with some of the biggest questions in life: Who are we? What is family? Are we defined by nature, nurture or both?”

Copies of The Lost Family, signed and personalized by Libby Copeland, can be purchased through The Village Bookstore in Pleasantville, NY (Attention: Jennifer Kohn, 914-769-8322).

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