Klose, Robert (1953 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Klose was raised in New Jersey but moved to Maine in 1981 and is a resident of Bangor and an Asst. Professor of Biological Science at The University of Maine's University College in Bangor. He is a regular contributor to the Christian Science Monitor and is a four‑time winner of the Maine Press Association's annual award for opinion writing.

Klose is the single parent of Alyosha, adopted from Russia when Alyosha was seven, and Anton, from Ukraine.

Besides writing for the Christian Science Monitor, Klose has also been a contributor to the Brunswick Times Record, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Exquisite Corpse and other newspapers and magazines, writing on diverse topics such as God in America, the Iraq War, adoption, teaching, and growing up in Jersey City.

Selected Bibliography

  • Adopting Alyosha: A Single Man Finds A Son in Russia (1999)
  • Small Worlds: Adopted Sons, Pet Piranhas, and Other Mortals Concerns (2006)
  • The Legend of the River Pumpkins: Based on a True Story (2012) illus. by Steve Klose