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Hassler, Jon

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ISBN 10: 0689107935 / ISBN 13: 9780689107931
Published by Atheneum, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1977
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. $8.95 price on DJ flap. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on front end page (signature only). Also includes a laid-in typed SIGNED letter (TLS) from author mentioning 'Staggerford', 'Simon's Night' and 'Jemmy'. DJ lightly rubbed with light shelf edge wear and crease on front flap; mylar covered. Also includes laid-in the original New York Times obituary for author. Author's first novel with associated letter. Bookseller Inventory # 006041

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Title: Staggerford (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Publisher: Atheneum, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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"A writer good enough to restore your faith in fiction."
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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Finding out that Ballantine published this book was a very nice surprise for me. I first read Jon Hassler's Staggerford when I was a sophomore or a junior in high school. I'm not totally sure which. Talking about this book with a friend was one of the first conversations I ever had when I thought, "Wow, she gets it too!" I've read just about all of his novels since. No one captures the small town subtleties - the quirks and the quiet dignity - with as much warmth as Jon Hassler. My friend eventually moved to Minneapolis and has seen the author about a dozen times. I don't think she moved to Minnesota just to stalk Mr. Hassler, but it is a nice plus for her. Working in the office, I've read his books before they've been published and seen the comments from his editor and his letters as the manuscript become a final novel. I've never actually spoken to him though which, in a way, I like. You see, I love all of his books but when I think of Jon Hassler, I picture the warm, quiet, intelligent gentleman and slightly awkward and anxious observer- that is Miles Pruitt, the hero of Staggerford. I'm sure it's not accurate - what author is just like his protagonist? - but I like thinking of him just like that.
-S. Gutierrez, Assistant editor

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