Book Thoughts by Rachelle
I was intrigued by this title and decided to depart from my regular reading fare to try out this new memoir. I’m glad I did. Randy Lindsay weaves an interesting and sometimes shocking story of how he discovered that he was indeed the milkman’s son, in a manner of speaking.
It was incredible to read and learn about how many people can be connected by a simple DNA test. Randy describes his efforts in family history research with a zeal that is fun to witness. It was definitely exciting to learn how his hard work paid off in a life-changing event that led him to family he never knew before.
A great story for the curious, for those who love family history, and to look at the world just a little differently than before.
Here’s more about the book:
Raised in a family he bore little resemblance to, Randy was jokingly referred to as “the milkman’s son.” This warm and candid memoir chronicles the unraveling of a family secret, which begins with Randy’s dad having dreams about deceased relatives urging him to complete their family tree. Randy agrees to help with the genealogy, but after his searching leads to a dead end, he takes a commercially available DNA test. The results reveal a possible genetic match to a sister, which begins a familial quest that forever changes the author’s life.
Featuring a cast of vivid characters, richly drawn from two distinct families, The Milkman’s Son reveals one man’s family tree, pulling back layers of new information as he gets closer to the truth—a biological father, siblings, and family members he never knew about.
This is a story of accepting, forgiving, reuniting, and, most importantly, it’s about the bonds that connect us and the unconditional love that makes us feel like we belong.
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