Robert Klose teaches at the University of Maine at Augusta. He is a regular contributor of essays to the Christian Science Monitor. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, the Boston Globe, Reader’s Digest, Exquisite Corpse, Confrontation, and elsewhere. His books include Adopting Alyosha—A Single Man Finds a Son in Russia; Small Worlds—Adopted Sons, Pet Piranhas, and Other Mortal Concerns; and The Three-Legged Woman and Other Excursions in Teaching. Long Live Grover Cleveland is his first novel.