WorldCat Identities

Hassler, Jon

Works: 57 works in 222 publications in 3 languages and 14,172 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  College stories  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Historical fiction  Pastoral fiction  Diaries  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: PS3558.A726, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jon Hassler
A green journey by Jon Hassler( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha McGee retires after a long career as a teacher. She then travels to Ireland in search of the romance she never had the time or opportunity to experience
North of hope : a novel by Jon Hassler( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twenty years in the priesthood, Father Frank Healy returns home to minister to the Ojibway Indians living on the Basswood Reservation and meets again the only woman who ever tempted him away from his service to God, badly in need of a friend and counselor
Dear James by Jon Hassler( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Faulkner did for his imaginary Yoknapatawpha County, Jon Hassler has done for a place called Staggerford. Wholly believable and fully peopled, often snowbound and teeming with pent-up life, his small Minnesota town and its inhabitants are among Hassler's most popular fictional creations. In this warm, uplifting, wryly humorous novel, the town's moral conscience, Miss Agatha McGee, takes the entire population on an adventure of truthfulness, charity, and forgiveness
The love hunter : a novel by Jon Hassler( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Finnish and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Mackensie takes Larry Quinn on their annual duck hunting trip, but this year Chris plans to kill terminally ill Larry in an "accident" and marry his wife
The dean's list by Jon Hassler( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The academic life, starring professor Leland Edwards, a man in his fifties who lives with his mother. While infighting with the other profs, Edwards pines for his divorced wife, grieves for his dead son and battles a sexual harassment suit. A character study by the author of Rookery Blues
The new woman by Jon Hassler( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anticipating the end of her life while watching changes within the small town of Staggerford, octogenarian Agatha McGee wonders if she is up to such challenges as the deaths of two close friends and her nephew's worrisome mental state
Rookery blues by Jon Hassler( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Icejam Quintet, a jazz band composed of eccentrics. The time is the turbulent 1960s, the setting is the Rookery State College in Minnesota. A comic look at college life of the day, with its student rebellions, faculty strikes and spineless administrators
The Staggerford flood by Jon Hassler( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty-year-old Agatha McGee finds herself hosting seven neighbors when a flood engulfs Staggerford, Minnesota
Grand opening by Jon Hassler( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1944, the Foster family members move to Plum, Minnesota, to start a supermarket, but first they have to overcome the townspeople's prejudice against outsiders
Staggerford by Jon Hassler( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 extraordinary week, filled with the poetry of living, the sweetness of expectation, and the glory of surprise that can change a life forever
Simon's night by Jon Hassler( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-six-year-old Simon Shea, a retired professor of English literature, moves from his cottage into the Norman Home where, in the course of two weeks, he reconsiders the events of his life
The Staggerford murders ; The life and death of Nancy Clancy's nephew by Jon Hassler( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The village of Staggerford, Minnesota, forms the backdrop for two entertaining novellas that include The Staggerford Murders, in which residents of the Ransford Hotel investigate the murder of leading citizen Neddy Nichols and the disappearance of his wife, and The Life and Death of Nancy Clancy's Nephew, in which elderly W.D. Nestor finds meaning in his life through his relationship with a young boy and his centenarian aunt
Jemmy by Jon Hassler( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Jemmy struggles to fight her way out of poverty and to discover her identity as an Indian, a woman, and an artist
Four miles to Pinecone by Jon Hassler( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incident at his uncle's isolated cabin causes a sixteen-year-old to reexamine his decision to keep silent about a robbery he witnessed
Underground Christmas by Jon Hassler( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Underground Christmas" is the story of a man named Jay who has come rather late to his midlife crisis. Nearing fifty, Jay finds himself dislocated by a divorce (from a lesbian wife) and by his only child's attempted suicide. Seeking stability, he has taken a temporary teaching position at his alma mater, St. Andrew's College (which sounds suspiciously like Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, where Jon taught creative writing for seventeen years). The book opens in the school's potting shed, which in earlier days had been a root cellar, where Jay and his close friend Charlie, who is on the brink of ordination to the priesthood, are part of a small Christmas Eve gathering
Rufus at the door & other stories by Jon Hassler( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ONCE UPON A TIME, before Atheneum in New York took a chance on an unknown author and published "Staggerford" (1977), Jon Hassler wrote a number of short stories that introduce many of the characters in his later novels. Only a handful of these stories had appeared in print (mostly in small literary magazines) until Afton Historical Society Press published the best-selling RUFUS AT THE DOOR and KEEPSAKES. -- Publisher's description
Churches of Minnesota by Doug Ohman( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many, churches embody the spiritual history of their towns and neighborhoods. In Churches of Minnesota, photographer Doug Ohman and award-winning writer Jon Hassler come together to honor these beautiful architectural icons and share the stories of faith that built and now sustain these sacred spaces." "Through the seasons, Doug Ohman has traveled to every corner of Minnesota to document the state's most evocative church structures of present and past. Here Ohman showcases over one hundred of his most exquisite interior and exterior shots with a colorful survey of a broad range of architecture."--Jacket
Stories teachers tell( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rookery blues by Jon Hassler( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Hassler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction author Jon Hassler discusses his craft and the evolution of his book
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Alternative Names
Jon Hassler Amerikaans schrijver (1933-2008)

Jon Hassler Novelist, short story writer, children's writer, memoirist

English (186)

Finnish (2)

Dutch (1)

North of hope : a novelDear JamesThe love hunter : a novelThe dean's listThe new womanRookery bluesThe Staggerford floodGrand opening