natalie portman father novelNatalie Portman's father, Dr. Avner Hershlag, has parlayed his fertility expertise into a self-published novel titled 'Misconception.'

Though the book launched in early 2010 through iUniverse, Hershlag is now shopping the medical thriller to major publishing houses, according to the New York Observer.

"The author's pedigree may be more appealing to publishers than the novel's plot or subject matter," the Observer writes. "Dr. Hershlag is the father of actress Natalie Hershlag, better known as Portman."

Amazon's book description hypes 'Misconception' as such: "When Dr. Anya Krim, the first lady's fertility specialist, delivers a grossly deformed baby of undetermined sex, she tries to figure out how the child was conceived. But, before she is able to determine the baby's origin, she diagnoses a pregnancy in Megan, a senator's daughter, who has been in a coma for two years."