Cheri Register

Cheri Register (1945 – March 7, 2018) was an American author and teacher. She wrote seven books and co-authored three, the most famous of which, ''Packinghouse Daughter'', is a memoir based on her working-class upbringing in her hometown of Albert Lea, Minnesota. She was a two-time Minnesota Book Award winner. Register earned a Ph.D. from University of Chicago where she also received her B.A. and M.A. degrees.

She also wrote about her experiences as mother of two adopted Korean children. Prior to taking up a writing career, she taught and published work on Scandinavian, primarily Swedish, women's history and literature. She taught classes in memoir writing at The Loft Literary Center.

She was Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota.

She suffered from Caroli disease, and documented her experiences in ''The Chronic Illness Experience: Embracing the Imperfect Life''. Register died March 7, 2018.
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