Joselin's mother, Rhoda Pomerantz and her father, Billy Linder, were both born and raised in Pittsfield. Rhoda's brother is Phil Pomerantz and Billy's grandfather was Pittsfield's first Orthodox Rabbi, Rabbi Morris Fuhrman. Digging into family records and medical history, conducting interviews with relatives and friends, and reflecting on her own experiences with the Harvard doctor, Joselin pieces together the lineage of this deadly gene to write a gripping and unforgettable exploration of family, history, and love. A compelling chronicle of survival and perseverance, The Family Gene is an important story of a young woman reckoning with her father’s death, her own mortality, and her ethical obligations to herself and those closest to her.
Joselin Linder is a regular contributor to the New York Post, whose work has also been featured on This American Life, Morning Edition and Life of the Law. Please RSVP by Wednesday May 5, 2017 to TAA, 413-442-5910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.