UJF, UJA-JCC Greenwich, Jewish Historical Society Host Author Lisa Belkin

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.     

This article appears in the June edition of The New Jewish Voice. To receive The New Jewish Voice newspaper delivered free to your home, sign-up today at www.ujf.org.