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For twenty years, readers of the Christian Science Monitor have enjoyed the musings of Robert Klose, whose graceful prose and engaging voice have brought to life a variety of human-interest subjects. Here, readers will find memorable stories about Klose's life: his childhood pet piranha, his love of the clarinet, his attempts to learn Polish. He shares touching moments of his experience raising adopted sons, from his first encounter with Alyosha in a Russian orphanage to counseling six-year-old Anton about puppy love. Small Worlds is a deft blending of wisdom and whimsy, a celebration of the art of the essay that lovers of fine writing are sure to enjoy.