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    Robert Klose

ISBN: 9781605425757

Long Live Grover Cleveland

by: Robert Klose

Grover Cleveland College is dying, and the shock is too much for the college’s founder and president, Cyrus Cleveland—a direct descendant of President Grover Cleveland—who begins to die in tandem with his school. In a last bid to save his beloved institution, he wills the college to his nephew Marcus Cleveland, a used car salesman in New Jersey who has never been to college, much less administered one.

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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 AlyoshaA 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.
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2015 USA Best Book Awards Winner

Grover Cleveland College is dying, and the shock is too much for the college’s founder and president, Cyrus Cleveland—a direct descendant of President Grover Cleveland—who begins to die in tandem with his school. In a last bid to save his beloved institution, he wills the college to his nephew Marcus Cleveland, a used car salesman in New Jersey who has never been to college, much less administered one.

Marcus heads north to see what he can do to live up to his uncle’s expectations and save the day. Facing the impending calamity with cheer, an incorrigibly sunny attitude, and ample naivete, he is totally unprepared for the stew of discontented faculty, internecine rivalries, and unforeseen events that threaten to upend his every effort to rescue the school from the threat of extinction.

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ISBN: 9781605425757
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2015
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"Long Live Grover Cleveland has a good, entertaining story line that many people can enjoy—especially if they went to a small college in the '70s. Robert Klose writes in a similar style to what you might see in Dave Berry—light and whimsical." —LibraryThing

“The author, a college professor, does a very nice job of keeping the tone light and of using his characters to generate the laughs. There’s even a nifty twist ending. Good fun for fans of campus satire.” — David Pitt, Booklist

“Long Live Grover Cleveland . . . quickly sweeps you into a story about academia that’s an exploration of the extremes of personalities you’ll find on college campuses and a story of relationships in a light, irreverent tone.” —Sarah Walker Caron, Bangor Daily News

“Well-written, Long Live Grover Cleveland is an entertaining look at academic life, filled with both subtle and laugh-out-loud observations on the egos and insecurities that fuel it.” —Underground Book Reviews