Search Results: "Carl H. Klaus"


BOOK REVIEW

WEATHERING WINTER by Carl H. Klaus
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Dull heartland postcards about the fallow months."
The journal of one winter by Klaus, a gardener, writer, and semi-retired teacher stranded happily in Iowa City. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 15, 2012

"A quirky, variegated salute to what Aldous Huxley called 'a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.'"
Should essays be light and playful, hard and serious, or both? Some 50 experts on the form, ranging across 400 years, tackle the question in this odd volume, edited by Klaus, founding director of University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program (The Made Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay, 2010, etc.), and Stuckey-French (English/Florida State Univ.; The American Essay in the American Century, 2011). Read full book review >

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TAKING RETIREMENT by Carl H. Klaus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"With academic and heartland sensibility, it's an elegy perhaps not as universal as the author envisioned, but quite suitable for more than the Modern Maturity and Elderhostel crowd."
Klaus (Weathering Winter, not reviewed, etc.) retired not long ago from the University of Iowa, where for many years he taught the art and craft of the personal essay and journal writing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"Any gardener, true-blue or armchair variety, will want to settle down and read Klaus."
A serenely informal gardener's companion. Read full book review >

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NIGHT DRIVE by Klaus Humann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"In the Opera CafÇ,'' a wry and blackly comic exploration of the thin borderline between storytelling and seduction."
Night Drive ($14.99 paperback original; Aug. 1996; 304 pp.; 1- 85242-210-6): A collection of ``stories and prose,'' written mostly in the 1970s and `80s, by 23 contemporary (East and West) German writers whose preoccupying themes bespeak an almost claustrophobic introversion. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Entertaining and educational; a welcome find for parents and kids looking to get hooked on a new series."
In this new author-illustrated children's series, a young amphibian struggles to save his home and sees the world in the process. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"An important contributon, sure to fan the flames of controversy."
A striking—and potentially explosive—combination of history and psychology. Read full book review >

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DON'T BE AFRAID, TOMMY by Klaus Baumgart
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"Tommy's fears receive protracted treatment and his reversal is collapsed into a few sunny pages; despite the charming illustrations of every expressive moment, it's unlikely that children with Tommy's problem will find much solace in this tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Tommy was scared of everything," Baumgart begins, in this exhausting saga of a fearful child. Read full book review >

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SCAT by Carl Hiaasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Hiaasen's third outing for young readers might be a little slow in pacing and the character types might be recognizable to experienced readers, but fans of Hoot and Flush (2002, 2005) will not be disappointed by this funny, believable, environmentally friendly tween thriller. (Thriller. 10-15)"
During a field trip to Black Vine Swamp, a suspicious "wildfire" breaks out, and much-feared and -reviled science teacher Mrs. Starch vanishes. Read full book review >