Goodreads asked Laurie Halse Anderson:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Laurie Halse Anderson THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY is a combination of my imagination, my memories of living my father (a WWII vet with PTSD) and watching family members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan try to make their way back into civilian society.

All of that combined with the idea of a teenager who has to be the parent to her father because of his depression and drinking.. and then I had a book!

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