Gretchen Eberhart Cherington

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Gretchen Eberhart Cherington is the 2020 award-winning author of "Poetic License — A Memoir." Her second book, "The Butcher, the Embezzler, and the Fall Guy: A Family Memoir of Scandal and Greed in the Meat Industry" (June 2023) further explores her family legacy when her paternal grandfather found himself snarled in a true white collar crime scandal at what is now Hormel Foods one hundred years ago. Kirkus calls it “a dazzling account that deftly combines crime, drama, history, and introspective remembrance... A mesmerizing story, one filled with drama and suspense and told with remarkable emotional insights.” Learn more about the author and her work at

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