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The New Woman

(2005)
(The prequel to the Staggerford series)
A novel by

 
 
In 1977, Jon Hassler introduced readers to the residents of Staggerford and sparked a decades-long love affair with the small town. With The New Woman, Hassler once again proves that he's "a writer good enough to restore your faith in fiction" (Richard Russo, The New York Times Book Review).

Agatha McGee, now eighty-seven years old, knows she is slowing down. From the window of her new home in the Sunset Senior apartments, she can see that Staggerford has become a town with hustle and bustle that threatens to leave her behind. She's not quite resigned to a schedule of Sunset Senior's arts and crafts classes but with the deaths of two close friends, a mysterious missing shoe box, her nephew Frederick's worrisome mental state, and, most surprising, a kidnapped little girl left in her care, Agatha finds plenty of excitement..

Populated with the charming crew of eccentrics and quirky characters that keep Hassler's fans clamoring for more, The New Woman follows Agatha as she discovers that friends and family are the secrets to longevity and that the essence of life lies in the details.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Jon Hassler's The New Woman

Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The New Woman: A Staggerford Novel
Author(s): Jon Hassler
ISBN: 0-7862-8372-6 / 978-0-7862-8372-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The New Woman: A Staggerford Novel
Author(s): Jon Hassler
ISBN: 0-670-03455-X / 978-0-670-03455-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The New Woman: A Staggerford Novel
Author(s): Jon Hassler
ISBN: 0-452-28764-2 / 978-0-452-28764-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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October 2006 : Paperback
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Title: The New Woman: A Staggerford Novel
Author(s): Jon Hassler
Publisher: Plume Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2006 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The New Woman: A Staggerford Novel
Author(s): Jon Hassler
Publisher: Plume
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU