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The Beneficiary

Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

by Janny Scott

Hardcover, 278 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $28 |

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Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father
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Traces how the eight-hundred-acre Philadelphia estate of the author's investment banker great-grandfather shaped choices that impacted generations of her family, particularly her father, and reflected the encroaching economic inequalities of the modern era.

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'The Beneficiary' Weighs The Emotional Heft Of Inheritance

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