Someone Else's Twin

The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth

By Nancy L. Segal
(Prometheus Books, Hardcover, 9781616144371, 301pp.)

Publication Date: August 2011

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Description
The combination of a riveting true story and cutting-edge twin research makes this book an irresistible page-turner.
Identical twins Begona and Delia were born thirty-eight years ago in Spain's Canary Islands. Due to chaotic conditions at the hospital or simple human error, the unthinkable happened: Delia was unintentionally switched with another infant in the baby nursery. This fascinating story describes in vivid detail the consequences of this unintentional separation of identical twin sisters. The author considers not only the effects on these particular sisters, but the important implications of this and similar cases for questions concerning identity, familial bonds, nature-nurture, and the law.



About the Author
Nancy L. Segal is Distinguished Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences and Director of the Twin Studies Center at California State University, Fullerton.


NPR
Monday, Aug 15, 2011

A pair of identical twins lived apart for 28 years after one of them was accidentally switched with another infant in the hospital nursery. Twin expert Nancy Segal details what happened next in Someone Else's Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth. More at NPR.org

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