Robert Klose

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Robert Klose lives and writes in Orono, Maine, where he raised his two adopted sons from Russia and Ukraine. He is a biology professor at the Bangor campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. Besides being a long-time contributor of essays to The Christian Science Monitor, he is the author of five books. His newest title, "Long Live Grover Cleveland," published by Medallion Press, won both a USA BookNews Award and a Ben Franklin Literary Award. Previous titles are "Adopting Alyosha — A Single Man Finds a Son in Russia," "Small Worlds — Adopted Sons, Pet Piranhas & Other Mortal Concerns," "The Three-Legged Woman & Other Excursions in Teaching," and a children's book, "The Legend of the River Pumpkins." His work has also appeared i ...more

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New novel: "Life on Mars"

I'm happy to announce that my new novel, "Life on Mars," will be published by Black Rose Writing. Release date: July 11, 2019. "Life on Mars" tackles the subject of evolution in a satirical vein. More specifically, it looks at the idea of Intelligent Design, which is a sort of feint by anti-evolutionists to get creationism into the classroom by assiduously avoiding the mention of God. Instead,... Read more of this blog post »
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There is no doubt that Diamond's message is an important one: the planet's fate is in our (capable) hands, and there is much to learn from past societies and how they handled their own physical and social environments. I did feel that the book could ...more
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Certainly confirmed a lot of what I already knew about Rasputin as well as adding new dimensions. Author succeeds in painting him as a more complicated figure than history has led us to believe. Book is very well written, although I felt it could hav ...more
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It took me a little while to get into the book, as the prose and poetry are very "bully." But then I warmed to it when I realized how much of a period in Maine time it captured, and how well it described the relationship culture that Maine is, and ho ...more
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