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A Peace of My Mind wins Midwest book award

The Midwest Independent Publishers Association, a St. Paul-based group that supports regional publishing, recently named John Noltner’s A Peace of My Mind an award winner in the “culture” category. The book, originally published in 2011, is in its second printing.

In A Peace of My Mind, photographer and author Noltner offers snippets of interviews with a variety of local people, ranging from a homeless man to a former Repubican governor, about what they do to make peace.

John Noltner's A Peace of My Mind

While the diverse set of individuals Noltner interviewed is the strongest aspect of the book, the destinctive black-and-white portrait of each of the 94 interviewees is probably most memorable.

“I have learned … we believe that the problems are so big that they will overwhelm us, that there is nothing we can do that would make a significant impact,” Noltner told Metro Lutheran. But, A Peace of My Mind demonstrates that, through listening to others stories, it is possible to have a demonstrable impact.

See a review of A Peace of My Mind here.

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