2/1/08

Authors of ‘Identical Strangers’ to visit the Henry Carter Hull Library



Authors of ‘Identical Strangers’ to visit the Henry Carter Hull Library

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org & http://www.identicalstrangersbook.com

Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, authors of the book “Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited” will be speaking at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, Connecticut on Thursday February 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm.

Identical twins Schein and Bernstein were separated at birth in the 1960s, adopted by different families, and studied by researchers as part of a twin research study on the effects of nature versus nurture. Through unusual circumstances Schein and Bernstein recently learned of each others existence and their book “Identical Strangers” is an honest and fascinating account of their experience from the first time they met to tracking down information on why they were separated.

The authors will be signing books immediately following their reading. Books will be available for purchase at the event and proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library.

This event is free and registration is required. Please call the library at (860) 669-2342 to register.

Henry Carter Hull Library Review of Identical Strangers:

Some stories seem too strange to be true, but in the case of Identical Strangers, where twins are separated at birth for a research study, the unusual and coincidental are absolutely true. This memoir goes back and forth between Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, twins who were put up for adoption at 6 months old and raised with different families. Their story begins when they are in their thirties with the startling news from the adoption agency that "you have an identical twin." What follows is an honest and quite touching account written half and half by each sister where similarities and differences are discovered, a search for their biological mother turns up the unexpected, and the mystery of why twins would be separated at birth is investigated. This is one of the more intriguing reads of 2007.

More information can be found at www.hchlibrary.org, www.identicalstrangersbook.com, or by calling the Henry Carter Hull Library at (860) 669-2342.