Staggerford: A Novel

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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 ...

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Overview

"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345333759
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1986
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 279,421
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 7.65 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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  • Posted November 10, 2011

    Jon Hassler is always a recommended read.

    Staggerford... a charming collection of quirky characters. Jon Hassler was one of the best...I will always count him among my favorite authors.His "slice of life" stories are consistently wonderful and delightfully offbeat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2004

    great book

    I chose to read this book for an English group discussion. I was skeptical at the beginning because it started off so slowly, but as the characters grew and were shown further in depth it grew into an amazing story! I thought it was going to have some cheesy ending where this teacher has an inappropriate relationship with one of his students or somehow finds the woman of his dreams. But I cried for about an hour at the surprise ending given in this story! I loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2004

    staggerford

    i had to read staggerford for my ninth grade english class and i thought that it was quite boring. i would only recommend it if you like boring novels and if you want a misconception of life in small town minnesota. there was only a couple of good parts and it has a sudden but not so suprising ending. thanks to sagmoen we had to find symbolism in the smallest and stupidest things. it is quite hard to find symbolism in the most unsymbolic things. but whatever.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2002

    Great! Makes you want to cry.

    I am a 86 year old lady that lives in the heart of Duluth, a wonderful, beautiful city in northern Minnesota. I can tell you one thing and that is that this story made me crawl in a closet and sob for 3 nights staight. Wonderful, heart warming story of a teacher.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2002

    LOVED IT! Excellent!

    I am only 13 years old, yet I know a good book when I see one, and this one is great! The story of a small Minnesota town teacher. It seems like it would be really boring, but yet it makes you keep reading. Every moment seems to be a cliff-hanger.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2001

    Rebecca's sincere thoughts

    I read Staggerford two years ago, but it is still foremost in my thoughts as far as all time best/favorite books go. Reading Staggerford was fun! It not only contained stunning and heart melting content, but also an exceptional subtle humor that made me laugh every few pages. The things he wrote about were wonderful. Very ordinary, but very extraordinary in their content. What really got me was the way he wrote it. It just made me feel good to read it. I didn't want to sop, but I enjoyed taking my time so I could prolong the goodness. I can't wait to read more of his books. I am an avid fan. Way to go Mr. Hassler!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2001

    A Good Book

    This was a good novel and a very enjoyable read. One of the main themes that runs through the novel is the generation gap between young and old and how to overcome it.

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    Posted July 31, 2011

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