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Larry Closs is a New Yorker who often wanders far from home. He is the founder and editor of TrekWorld (, an adventure travel magazine, director of communications for Next Generation Nepal, a nonprofit that works with trafficked children, and author of the novel Beatitude. He has been a national writer, editor, photographer and videographer for News Corporation, TimeWarner, Hearst, Viacom and the Travel Channel, and his photos and video of Nepal have been featured by CNN, The Huffington Post, USA Today, HarperCollins and The Nate Berkus Show.

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Average rating: 4.16 · 55 ratings · 21 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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If you’re looking for the next best book to read this month, consider Beatitude, the official selection of The Next Best Book Club (TNBBC)—the largest book club on Goodreads, with 14.3K members—slated for discussion in February. TNBBC founder Lori Hettler gave Beatitude a 4-star-strongly-recommended review, writing, “Beatitude, simply put, is an exceptionally well written debut that explores l...

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Larry Closs CAS wrote: "Heya Larry...
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Larry Closs Eric wrote: "Thanks for the invite, Larry!"

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CAS Heya Larry...
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Eric Arvin Thanks for the invite, Larry!

Leaundra Larry, thanks for the add. Take care...Leaundra

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