13 2023

Literatour Berks

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Dr
Reading, PA 19606

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Lisa Belkin Gelb
“Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night”

Independence Day weekend, 1960: a young cop is murdered in Stamford, Connecticut. More than sixty years later, journalist Lisa Belkin explores the paths of the three men whose lives collide on that summer night.

How did one grandson of immigrants become the cop, one his killer, and one her stepfather — a doctor who inadvertently set this shooting into motion? Following these threads to their tragic outcome in July 1960 and beyond, Belkin 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.