I have enjoyed Jon Hassler's books for the last 20 years. I went once to the library to check out a book, and I happened upon one of his.
The book was "Staggerford." I then read every book he authored.
He captured small-town U.S.A. to the letter. I laughed at silly sayings that I had not heard for 30 years. For example, "I don't chew my cabbage twice." It was so real, I felt like I lived there and knew the people.
I will miss this great author and look forward to reading his last book when it is published. Jon Hassler did Minnesota proud.
TERRY EMMERICH, ANDOVER
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