Christina Patterson found herself in the heartbreaking position of being the last one left in a loving and beloved family. She took on the task of writing the story of her family and her place in it.
In the process, Christina explored the ways in which our personal history can cause us to “get in our way”, self-sabotaging as we work through the suffering experienced both by ourselves and others in the family.
Christina and Andrew also discuss:
- Living with mental illness
- Finding and losing religion
- Loss and grief
- The healing effects of writing
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Christina Patterson’s list of some of the memoirs by other authors she has most enjoyed reading:
- Bad Blood by Lorna Sage
- Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel
- Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller.
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