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Staggerford: A Novel
by Jon Hassler

Published: 1986-07-12
Mass Market Paperback : 304 pages
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"A writer good enough to restore your faith in fiction."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
It is only a week in the life of a 35-year old bachelor school teacher in a small Minnesota town. But it is an extraodinary week, filled with the poetry of living, the sweetness of expectation, and the glory of ...
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"A writer good enough to restore your faith in fiction."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
It is only a week in the life of a 35-year old bachelor school teacher in a small Minnesota town. But it is an extraodinary week, filled with the poetry of living, the sweetness of expectation, and the glory of surprise that can change a life forever....
"Absolutely smashing....An altogether successful work, witty, intelligent, compassionate."
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  "Staggerford...a small town"by gregorylibrary (see profile) 03/21/13

As an individual who has lived in some very small towns (most well under 1,500), I enjoyed the descriptions of small town life and the importance that small events have. Everyone in town follows the high... (read more)

 
  "This is a story of some quirky people living in a small town in rural Minnesota."by swannwsong (see profile) 09/29/08

A story filled with lonely and quirky characters, with a surprise at the end. Our book club liked the book, but several members found it a bit slow.

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