A Novel
Product Number: EB00150680
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307779601
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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The classic novel of a small Minnesota town-and of one school teacher who calls it home This utterly charming, deeply poignant debut remains perhaps the signature achievement of beloved novelist Jon Hassler-once hailed by The New York Times as "a writer good enough to restore your faith in fiction." It's the story of a week in the life of Miles Pruitt, a thirty-five-year-old bachelor who teaches high school English in Staggerford, Minnesota. And though it is only a week, it's an extraordinary week, filled with the poetry of living, the sweetness of expectation, and the glory of surprise that can change a life forever. Praise for Staggerford "Witty, intelligent, compassionate...?n absolutely smashing first novel."-The Plain Dealer "You'll remember it for a long time."-The Minneapolis Tribune "One of the year's truly freshly conceived and carried out novels, one whose not always so gentle ironies address themselves to a broader range of life than is to be found in Staggerford, Minnesota."-The Kansas City Star "A thoroughly convincing X-ray vision of small-town life...?o sincere, so true, so honest with itself, and so very, very funny that a reader often has to wipe the tears out of the corners of his eyes before he can-as he must-read on."-The Houston Post "Very entertaining...?Miles is] one of the most likable protagonists of modern fiction."-The Pittsburgh Press "Staggerford, Minnesota, is a town out of control. It is as weird and convoluted as any lover of comic fiction could wish."-Boston Herald American

Author(s): Jon Hassler
Original Publish Date: Jan 12, 2011

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