The New Woman by Jon Hassler
A Staggerford Novel

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Since 1977, Jon Hassler’s Staggerford series has entranced readers with its funny and charming depiction of life in small-town America. The New Woman is his latest visit to this Minnesota hamlet.

At the age of eighty-eight, Agatha McGee has grudgingly moved out of her house on River Street and into the Sunset Senior Apartments. She’s not happy about giving up her independence, and Sunset Senior’s arts and crafts activities and weekly excursions to the Blue Sky Casino are hardly a consolation. Meanwhile two of her close friends pass away, her nephew Frederick is drifting into depression, and a kidnapped little girl has suddenly appeared on her doorstep. With characteristic poise and dignity, Agatha takes on her problems and finds that the bonds of friendship and family are still the key to happiness at any age. Affectionate and life-affirming, The New Woman is another delightful trip to a town with a soul as real as rural America itself.


 

About Jon Hassler

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Jon Hassler is the author of eleven novels, two short story collections, and two works of nonfiction. He is Regent’s professor emeritus at St. John’s University and divides his time between Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Melbourne Beach, Florida.
 
Published September 26, 2006 by Plume. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the latest installment of Hassler's series set in the bucolic town of Staggerford, he turns his attention to the quirky residents of Sunset Senior Apartments and the tragicomic exploits of retired

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In other stories, residents of a gated community drive around in the night searching for their houses, a demented soap opera fan becomes psychotically attached to one of the show's stars and a senile old soldier spends years shouting from his nursing home bed.

Jan 01 2006 | Read Full Review of The New Woman: A Staggerford ...

Publishers Weekly

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In the latest installment of Hassler's series set in the bucolic town of Staggerford, he turns his attention to the quirky residents of Sunset Senior Apartments and the tragicomic exploits of retired schoolteacher Agatha McGee.

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Jon Hassler published his first Staggerford novel in 1977.

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