"Shot in the Head" a Family's Memoir

Category: Authors on Stage
Location: Adrian Lamb Room

Meet author Katherine Flannery Dering: "My younger brother Paul was more than a "schizophrenic."  He was a brother, a son, and above all, a person that my eight siblings and I loved.  My family had lived with Paul's condition for years, and had grown used to his strange stories and sometimes frightening behavior.  It wasn't until his care -- and his treatments for lung cancer -- started taking more and more of my attention that I realized his story demanded to be written.  ​Shot in the Head is my literary debut."

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Katherine will be at the Library on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. to share her story with us.

About the author: Katherine Flannery Dering was the second of ten children, her brother Paul eighth.  He was 16 when he suffered his first psychotic episode.  This book traces their large family's efforts to care for him over the next thirty years through his struggles with schizophrenia and cancer. She has an MFA from Manhattanville College. Previously a chief financial officer at a community bank in New York, she holds a BA from Le Moyne College, an MBA from the University of Minnesota at Duluth, and an MA in Spanish Lit. from the University of Buffalo.

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