Kate M. Cholewa

First Friday September
5:30 PM
University of Montana MFA Creative Writing Program Graduate
Kate Cholewa

reading and signing her debut novel,

Geneva is a 62-year-old woman for whom love is a lesson.
Paris is a 29-year-old man for whom love is a feat.
Tatum is a 34-year-old woman for whom love is a tragedy.
But because love is none of these things, none know love.
Over the course of four seasons in Southwestern Montana, all of that will change.

A poetic journey through the landscape of the human heart, reminiscent of the work of Alice Munro and Richard Ford, SHAKING OUT THE DEAD is a novel that will take residence in your soul.


“K.M. Cholewa is a muscular writer. Everyone will find a character to identify with in Shaking Out the Dead and it won’t be the same for everyone. Read it with a friend. Read it in a book group. You’ll want to talk about it. Cholewa’s writing is hard to put down. Praise for a strong voice in literature!”

– Leah Joki, author of Juilliard to Jail

“Sharp, poetic and painfully honest, this book is for anyone who has ever loved.”
– Cayacosta 72

“You will be cheering and crying along with the characters.”
– Book Bug

“Tight, implacable, penetrating, honest. Sometimes, because they have to, the characters flinch, but never the prose...This is a brave and ambitious book.”
– Mark Costello, author of The Murphy Stories


Can't make it to the event? Order signed copies at factandfiction@montanabookstore.com or on our website.



Event date: 
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
220 N Higgins Ave
59802-4435 Missoula
Shaking Out the Dead Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611881431
Availability: Special Order
Published: Story Plant - June 1st, 2014