Join the Rina Kurland Sisterhood Book Club as they review the book Inside the OBriens by Lisa Genova. This book review at B’nai Shalom is in recognition of Jewish Disabilities Awareness Acceptance and Inclusion month. The program is available both in person and on Zoom. Register online at bnaishalom.net. The moderator is Sharon Maas.
JOE O’BRIEN is a respected Boston police officer, devoted husband and proud father. He is only 43 years old when he begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, temper outbursts and strange involuntary movement. The devastating diagnosis is Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a lethal, genetic neurodegenerative disease with no effective treatment and no cure. Each one of Joe’s adult children has a 50 percent chance of inheriting it. With this novel, author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova (PhD Harvard) transforms our understanding of Huntington’s disease.