On Wednesday morning June 21, United Jewish Federation will partner with UJA-JCC Greenwich and the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County to host author Lisa Belkin.
Belkin’s new book, Genealogy of a Murder, is a multigenerational tale of three families whose paths collide Independence Day weekend in 1960 with the murder of a police officer. The closeknit community in Stamford is shocked. The killer remains at large, while on a beach not far away, a young Army doctor on vacation from his post at a research lab in a maximum-security prison, faces a chilling realization. He knows who the shooter is. In fact, the man - a prisoner out on parole - had called him only days before.
In Genealogy of a Murder, journalist Lisa Belkin traces the paths of three men, one of them her stepfather. She examines the coincidences and choices that led to one fateful night. The result is a brilliantly researched, narratively ingenious story, which illuminates how we shape history even as we are shaped by it. The event will take place in a private home in Stamford at 10:30 am and the cost is $10 per person. Coffee and light bites will be served. Dietary laws observed.