Books by Floyd Skloot

THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING 2011 by Rebecca Skloot
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Literate, nontechnical popular science."
A diverse collection of 20 articles reprinted from the popular press that tackle a wide range of scientific issues of the day, from health and aging to computer viruses and terrorism. Read full book review >
A WORLD OF LIGHT by Floyd Skloot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"Deserves a wide audience."
Skloot sketches the similarities between his own mental deterioration due to a brain-ravaging virus and his nonagenarian mother's dementia. Read full book review >
THE OPEN DOOR by Floyd Skloot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Filled with sloppy writing and a transparently manipulated cast—and further burdened by cartoonish violence that seems to exist only to give a cheap jolt of energy to an otherwise lifeless story."
 A third novel from the author of, most recently, Pilgrim's Harbor (1992) traces the travails of a dysfunctional Jewish family from the 1930s through the mid-70s. Read full book review >
PILGRIM'S HARBOR by Floyd Skloot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 1992

"The night with Cindy and the breakdown have the feel of last-minute improvisations by a writer in a panic over not having put any food on the table."
 The self-portrait of a motel manager, and snapshots of the guests, are all you get in this barely breathing first novel. Read full book review >