Patti Callahan Henry Untangles What it Means to Remember

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Patti Callahan Henry Untangles What it Means to Remember

August 9, 2022

Patti Callahan Henry Untangles What it Means to Remember

What are memories? Do our memories make us who we are? What happens to “us” when our memory fails, and cognitive decline ensues? I discussed these profound questions with one of my favorite authors, Patti Callahan Henry. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sixteen novels, a podcast host, and a co-creator and host of the popular show, Friends & Fiction. Prior to becoming an author, she was a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with a fascination for memory and focused on neurology and brain trauma. Her novel, The Favorite Daughter, joined our collection of carefully vetted books in November 2019. 

“Memory,” she says, “haunts all my work but takes center stage in this one. Who do we become without those memories?” 

Patti is the recipient of The Christy Award 2019 Winner “Book of the Year”; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020, and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019. She is also a contributor to the monthly life lesson essay column for Parade Magazine. A full-time author and mother of three, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama, and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband.

In this podcast, we explore how our memories define us, if they do, the landscape of memory, and the concept of “ambiguous loss.”

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