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Inheriting Our Names ~ with Author C. Vargas McPherson

July 13, 2023 Craig Stewart & Barb Robitaille
ink & peat
Inheriting Our Names ~ with Author C. Vargas McPherson
Show Notes

Cristina Vargas McPherson’s memoir is a deeply moving account of coming to terms with grief – a grief handed down from grandmother to mother to daughter, brought about through unconscionable events of the Spanish Civil War.

Told through imagined conversations between her grandparents, real events of Franco’s fascist regime, and vivid mystical encounters with the revered religious icon, La Macarena, Cristina weaves fact and fiction, history and mysticism into a spellbinding memoir that heals and, in so doing, breaks her family legacy.

In ink and peat episode 46 Cristina talks about the inspiration for her book - Inheriting Our Names - An Imagined True Memoir of Spain’s Pact of Forgetting, the challenges she faced in writing and getting it published, the insights she gained about her grandmother and mother and her family roots. And she reveals glimpses of a remarkable secret her grandfather kept to himself for nearly four decades.

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