How I Came Into My Inheritance

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Nothing Dorothy Gallagher created for her sensational stories about celebrities for a pulp magazine could rival the true story of her own family, Russian-immigrant Jews living in Washington Heights. She signs a contract for a book with a famous editor and plunges into despair when he rejects her manuscript. When Aunt Clara is murdered in her Bronx apartment, Dorothy is questioned by the police.

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Came Into My Inheritance
No One in My Family Has Ever Died of Love

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Dorothy Gallagher is the author of "How I Came Into My Inheritance and Other True Stories," a New York Times Notable Book, one of Time magazine's best books of the year, and a runner-up for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir; Hannah's Daughters: Six Generations of an American Family, 1876--1976; and All the Right Enemies: The Life and Murder of Carlo Tresca, a New York Times Notable Book. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and Grand Street. She was born and raised and now lives in New York.

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