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July 12, 2014


English Literature Professor Emeritus (U of M), wonderful teacher and writer, Toni McNaron, visits Homewood Studios for a talk with Host Julie Landsman about Toni's newest book.

About the book, Toni sends the following: Toni McNaron, sometime teacher at NCJW, has just published her spiritual memoir, Into the Paradox: Conservative Spirit, Feminist Politics. In this work, McNaron describes the contradictory path she has chosen around the practice of her faith. Though many policies of the Roman Catholic Church anger and disturb her, Toni nonetheless finds worshiping at the Basilica of St. Mary in downtown Minneapolis genuinely nourishing to her spirit. She describes in her memoir her long journey inside and outside organized religion to arrive in her mid-seventies at a place of calm and peace with the God of her understanding.

About herself, Toni adds: About me, you can say Toni McNaron taught at the University of Minnesota for 37 years in English, Women's Studies and GLBT Studies. She won five outstanding teaching awards and has published several books including a previous memoir entitled I Dwell in Possibility.

Her new book may be purchased from Toni directly by contacting her via e-mail or in paperback and e-book format from Amazon.com. Our conversation begins at 2p. Please bring a friend.