Books by Jon Hassler

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Minor work from Hassler (The Staggerford Flood, 2002, etc.)."
Hassler returns to his old stamping grounds of rural Minnesota in two novellas. Read full book review >
THE STAGGERFORD FLOOD by Jon Hassler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"An inessential addition to the chronicles of Staggerford, but addicts won't want to miss it."
A return to the Minnesota hamlet Hassler invented in his much-loved debut, Staggerford (1977), brings back one of its most estimable citizens: retired schoolteacher Agatha McGee, now 80, and as upright and feisty as ever. Read full book review >
MY STAGGERFORD JOURNAL by Jon Hassler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"But the rest of this could have been saved for the family album."
Hassler (Emeritus, St. Read full book review >
THE DEAN'S LIST by Jon Hassler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 1997

"Enormously readable, as sentimental as one might wish it to be: another dependable charmer from one of our most likable and entertaining novelists. (Author tour)"
A sequel to the delightful Rookery Blues (1995), from the popular Minnesota author. Read full book review >
ROOKERY BLUES by Jon Hassler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"This may not be Lucky Jim, but it's worthy to be mentioned in the same breath. (First printing of 40,000)"
The eighth novel from the author of the endearing Staggerford series (Dear James, 1993, etc.): a delight about five faculty members who in 1969 start a jazz group at their small Minnesota state college. Read full book review >
DEAR JAMES by Jon Hassler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hassler satirizes both Minnesotan and European types, but his affection for his people is evident in the great good humor that's pervasive."
Hassler's seventh (North of Hope, 1990, etc.) again delivers the goods: this time, Agatha McGee (who first appeared in A Green Journey, 1985) travels to Italy to visit her old friend and pen-pal James, a Catholic priest. Read full book review >