MTA: The Family Gene By Joselin Linder

People in Joselin Linder’s family have been dying from strange, agonizing symptoms for generations. Without diagnosis or cure, doctors and loved ones have had no choice but to watch helplessly as the same ruthless pattern took its deadly course time and again. 

In Linder’s new biography, "The Family Gene," she searches her family’s past, struggles with her own coming of age and leans into the future of genetic research when she begins to suffer from the same telltale symptoms of her dad, great-uncle and great-grandmother.

The author is visiting Lakewood Public Library on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. as part of our Meet the Author series. The event takes place in the Main Library Basement Auditorium.

Working on the Linder family’s case for over twenty years is Dr. Christine Seidman, the head of a group of world-class genetic researchers at Harvard Medical School. The mystery begins to unfold when it is confirmed that fourteen of Joselin’s relatives carried a brand new genetic mutation.

From biography to medical detective novel, "The Family Gene" will have you turning pages to answer how a family copes with such a deadly inheritance, if research finds a cure and whether Joselin emerges victor, victim or somewhere in the middle.

Joselin Linder is a writer living in Brooklyn. She is a regular contributor to the New York Post and Morning Edition, among other media outlets. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:51 PM, 01.23.2018