Cream of Kohlrabi

Cream of Kohlrabi Floyd Skloot was named one of the fifty most inspiring authors in the world by the magazine Poets Writers and he has been called the Willie Mays of memoirists by The San Francisco Chronicle In Skloot

  • Title: Cream of Kohlrabi
  • Author: Floyd Skloot
  • ISBN: 9781936797059
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • Floyd Skloot was named one of the fifty most inspiring authors in the world by the magazine Poets Writers, and he has been called the Willie Mays of memoirists by The San Francisco Chronicle In Skloot s short fiction, people face the starkest challenges, including bodily maladies, the most harrowing of which often come with aging Gathering stories that originalFloyd Skloot was named one of the fifty most inspiring authors in the world by the magazine Poets Writers, and he has been called the Willie Mays of memoirists by The San Francisco Chronicle In Skloot s short fiction, people face the starkest challenges, including bodily maladies, the most harrowing of which often come with aging Gathering stories that originally appeared in excellent journals such as The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ontario Review, North American Review, Glimmer Train, and Witness, this new book by an acclaimed memoirist, novelist and poet shows how bewildering experiences can open to moments of powerful intimacy.

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    • Karima says:

      Randomly picked up this book at the library. Was not familiar with the author but I liked the title and the cover design. Didn't know that I was in for a treat.In January 2010, Skloot was named "one of fifty of the most inspiring authors in the world." by Poets & Writers, Inc. and if you read his work you will see why he is deserving of this distinction.This is a collection of 16 short stories which center around aging, the deterioration of the body and mind and family ties floating around i [...]

    • Mary says:

      I wish had percentages between the star ratings, because I would give this a 4.5. I learned about this book because I read his daughter's now-famous "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which if you haven't read I highly recommend. This book is a collection of short stories. Many of them, but not all, take place in nursing home settings, where people are struggling with memory, which is why I checked it out because that is one of my part-time jobs. He is spot-on with his portrayal of those p [...]

    • Katie says:

      I absolutely loved the first portion of this collection of stories. The author takes us hauntingly into the experience of aging in a series of wonderful story/vignettes. Alzheimer's noir, The Tour, and The Wanderer were particular favorites. The first 7 stories of this were 4.5 very close to 5 stars for me. Unfortunately I just wasn't as taken by the rest of the book which largely focuses on younger protagonists and just don't have the same resonance.

    • Zoe says:

      I loved this book and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to hear Floyd read some of it. For me, the thing that unites these stories is the way all of the characters reach for something but can't quite grasp it - elusive memories worn down by dementia and time, dreams squashed by physical frailties, love lost over family differences. I also really enjoyed that Portland was a frequent back drop. I don't think this collection is what most people would expect, but I highly recommend it.

    • Joe says:

      I eeview Floyd Skloot’s “Cream of Kohlrabi” in the Oct. 7 Boston Globe.Skloot’s best stories are about the elderly. They take place in retirement homes or under hospice care, where the characters face death sometimes with bravery and pragmatism, sometimes with delusion and optimism.Go to my website:josephpeschel/HaveWords/?pd then to the Boston Globe.--Joe

    • Max says:

      Love this book. What a unique gift Floyd Skloot has to give us these incredible perspectives on life, loss, love, death, and sports. Highly recommended.

    • Sheryl says:

      What a downer!

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