The Big Marsh by Cheri Register
The Story of a Lost Landscape

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Maybe Register was so enthusiastically caught up in her research that she couldn’t resist sharing all these findings. But the book could have benefited had she given more space to exploring the bigger picture...
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A rural community is changed forever when moneyed interests conspire to transform a treasured wetland.
 

About Cheri Register

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Cheri Register often tells people her University of Chicago Ph.D. really stands for "Packinghouse Daughter." The opening chapter of "Packinghouse Daughter" was cited as a Notable Essay in "Best American Essays 1996." Other excerpts have appeared in "Hungry Mind Review, University of Chicago Magazine, " and the book "Is Academic Feminism Dead?" Her work on this memoir has earned a Jerome Travel and Study Grant, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, and grants from the Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota Historical Society. Her other books include "The Chronic Illness Experience: Embracing the Imperfect Life" (formerly titled "Living with Chronic Illness: Days of Patience and Passion") and ""Are Those Kids Yours?": American Families with Children Adopted from Other Countries." She has published many essays in magazines, literary journals, and anthologies, and is known for her early work in feminist literary criticism and Scandinavian literature. A writer of creative nonfiction, Register now teaches writing at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where she also lives.
 
Published April 20, 2016 by Minnesota Historical Society Press. 282 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Katy Read on May 08 2016

Maybe Register was so enthusiastically caught up in her research that she couldn’t resist sharing all these findings. But the book could have benefited had she given more space to exploring the bigger picture...

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