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English professor named a Minnesota Book Award finalist

SchwehnKaethe300x400St. Olaf College Visiting Assistant Professor of English Kaethe Schwehn is a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in the Memoir and Creative Nonfiction category.

Schwehn’s book, Tailings: A Memoir, chronicles the time she spent living at Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in the Cascade Mountains.

It is “a lyrical memoir of intentional community told from the front lines, a passionate and awkward journey about embracing the ‘in-between’ times of our lives with grace and hope,” according to Schwehn’s website.

The Minnesota Book Awards, established in 1988, are presented annually. This year’s awards gala will be held April 18.

Schwehn is also the co-editor of Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts, a collection of essays written by 14 St. Olaf faculty members.