"A writer good enough to restore your faith in fiction." THE NEW YORK TIMES 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." THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
About Jon Hassler
Jon Hassler was born in Minneapolis in 1933. He received degrees from St. John's University in Minnesota, where he was an English teacher and writer-in-residence, and from the University of North Dakota. Jon Hassler is also the author of seven other widely acclaimed novels: Staggerford, Simon's Night, The Love Hunter, A Green Journey, Grand Opening, North of Hope, Dear James, and Rookery Blues. Mr. Hassler passed away on March 20th, 2008.