By Sara Boyle, intern
I love a good family story. Maybe because it checks all the boxes that grab a reader: true grit, fascinating characters, and thrilling plotlines. The storyteller in me not only loves finding out more about where my family came from, but hearing about other people’s roots as well. Growing up with my Irish father and southern Jewish mother, I can’t help but be fascinated by genealogy and the tales unearthed with a little bit of research on one’s past.