From the publisher…

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 season 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  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