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Verlyn Klinkenborg
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Verlyn Klinkenborg is a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, to which he also contributes meditations about his farm in upstate New York, collected in The Rural Life. His other books include Making Hay, The Last Fine Time, and Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile. Klinkenborg has a Ph.D. in English literature from Princeton University.

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The Gardener's Year

Written by Karel Capek
Illustrated by Josef Capek
Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 19, 2002
Price: $15.00

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The American Gardener

Written by William Cobbett
Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 22, 2003
Price: $14.00

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The American Gardener

Written by William Cobbett
Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Several Short Sentences About Writing

Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Several Short Sentences About Writing

Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.00

An indispensable and distinctive book that will help anyone who wants to write, write better, or have a clearer understanding of what it means for them to be writing, from widely admired writer and teacher Verlyn Klinkenborg.

Klinkenborg believes that most of our received wisdom about how writing works is not only... Read more >
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Several Short Sentences About Writing

Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $22.00

Most of what you think you know about writing is useless. It’s the harmful debris of your education—a mixture of half-truths, myths, and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well. Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach to writing that... Read more >
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Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile

Written by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $13.00

Few writers have attempted to explore the natural history of a particular animal by adopting the animal’s own sensibility. But Verlyn Klinkenborg has done just that in Timothy: an insightful and utterly engaging story of the world’s most famous tortoise, whose real life was observed by the eighteenth-century English curate and... Read more >

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Upriver and Downstream
The Best Fly-Fishing and Angling Adventures from the New York Times
Written by New York Times
Edited by Stephen Sautner
Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 16, 2010
Price: $15.00

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Upriver and Downstream
The Best Fly-Fishing and Angling Adventures from the New York Times
Written by New York Times
Edited by Stephen Sautner
Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Return of the Soldier

Written by Rebecca West
Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $8.99

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The Return of the Soldier

Written by Rebecca West
Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $11.95

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