The New Woman: A Staggerford Novel

The New Woman: A Staggerford Novel by Jon Hassler 0452287642 9780452287648
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Since 1977, Jon Hasslers 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. Shes not happy about giving up her independence, and Sunset Seniors 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. BACKCOVER: Fans of Jan Karons Mitford series will enjoy Hasslers books. If your heart needs lifting, read The New Woman, Detroit Free Press John Hasslers Staggerfrod, Minnesota, is somewhere north of Garrison Keillors Lake Wobegon, and isnt far from Sinclair Lewiss Gopher Prairie... his novels have a quiet legion of devoted readers. Chicago Tribune

Author: Jon Hassler

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: 2006-09-26


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