After a few months with no author interviews on TBPL Off the Shelf, the ninetieth is finally here! This time I interviewed Patricia Caine. We talked about transcribing her parents’ stories (her mom’s stories were in Ukrainian), the historical research she did to give those stories local context, and her favourite recipe from her mom (hint: it’s also Ukrainian!) You can find the interview here.
I’d also like to note that the timing of this interview was coincidental with world events. I approached Patricia earlier this year because I was excited to hear about her experiences growing up with Ukrainian parents, and talk about celebrating holidays that my family celebrates as well. The interview just happened to go live a week after Russia invaded Ukraine.