Photo courtesy of Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors - Morrow

Harriet Klausner

May 20, 1952 - Oct 15, 2015

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Harriet's reviews were some of the most popular anywhere. She didn't feel it necessary to write negative things just to show she was cultured. She believed in encouraging new authors and her reviews were much appreciated.

Rest in peace. From an avid book reader.

I just heard. I'm devastated. Rest in peace, Harriet. I will miss you very much.

So very sorry to learn of Harriet's death. She was very kind to my books, and I appreciated her dearly.

To a friend I never knew. ...I'll pick up a book for you. Whenever I read it, I'll cry, laugh or smile..remember all that you gave. .and then in a while. ..an hour or more, I'll pay that one forward. ..and go looking for more
Peace be with you and your family. Blessed Be.

I sent Harriet books for over a decade, and appreciated her taking the time to write reviews. I know the authors I worked with appreciated her words of praise. I am saddened to hear of her passing and hope your memories of her will bring you happiness. Her literary contribution will not be forgotten.

Harriet was a much-needed source of encouragement when I was not yet published and went on to write many greatly-appreciated reviews of my books once I was. She was such an unforgettable and fascinating woman--my sympathies on your loss. She will be much missed by readers and authors alike.

I have read more than a few of Mrs. Klausner's book reviews. She could sling words like a professional and a recommendation from her was the same as if from a trusted friend.

A piece I wrote for the website I write for about her work.


I'm sorry for your loss. As a voracious book reader/reviewer, Harriet provided a great service to the book community, readers, authors and publishers alike. Her review of my debut novel in 1999 is certainly a fond memory of my earliest days as a published author. I looked forward to her reviews of each subsequent book through the years and will feel her absence going forward.


Harriet's Obituary

Harriet Klausner, of Morrow, passed away on October 15, 2015. Mrs. Klausner was a reviewer of books and a newspaper columnist. At one time she was the #1 ranked reviewer on Amazon.com. She was a former librarian with a master's degree in library science who was proficient in speed-reading. In 2006 Time Magazine choose as person of the year people who impacted the new information age; Harriet was one of the limited number of people selected to represent this change.Services will be held at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 1:00pm. Interment to follow at Morrow Cemetery. The family will be accepting friends for visitation prior to service from 10am-1pm. She is survived by her husband, Stan Klausner; son, Eric Klausner(Nancy) of Jonesboro, brother, Larry Karpel(Sindee) of Ft. Myers, FL., numerous nieces and nephews.Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga., 770-961-2828 in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.thomasscroggsfuneraldirectors.com.

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