North of Hope
Ballantine Books, 1990 - Fiction - 435 pages
"Hassler's brilliance has always been his ability to achieve the depth of real literature through such sure-handed, no-gimmicks, honest language that the result appears effortless."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
After more than twenty years in the priesthood, Father Frank Healy is going home. But what he finds at the battered Our Lady's Church are very few believers and Libby Girard, a woman from his past, whom he thought he'd never see again. But Libby's life is unraveling, and as she becomes dependent on him, the lives around them erupt in a tangle of drugs and despair, alcoholism and death. Ultimately, Frank's vocation is tested at its weakest place: his continuing love for Libby.
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Review: North of HopeUser Review - Marjorie Campbell - Goodreads
Hassler tells a good story. A very long story - with characters who vary dramatically from realistic to silly caricature. I almost quit the book somewhere in the 300-400 page range. But I am glad I ... Read full review
Review: North of HopeUser Review - Tamra Karl - Goodreads
This was an enjoyable, easy read that kept me comfortably occupied through the evenings. I felt the author created realistic characters. The plot was realistic until the end when there was a pile up ... Read full review
People of the Book » North of Hope by Jon Hassler
June 25th, 2007. In a key moment in North of Hope , the richest and most ambitious of Jon Hassler’s twelve novels, Father Frank Healy stands at the pulpit ...
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Conversation with Jon Hassler: North of Hope | Renascence | Find ...
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The Loves of His Life
In-depth review of Jon Hassler's book "North of Hope." By Richard Russo, writing in the New York Times. Requires free registration
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What is sunpath Reading?: North of Hope by Jon Hassler
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Conversation with Jon Hassler: North of Hope
Conversation with Jon Hassler: North of Hope. Journal article by Joseph Plut; Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Vol. 55, 2003 ...
Hope on Ice: the Felicitous Fiction of Jon Hassler
Appreciative essay by Charlotte Hays on the Catholic novelist. Draws the inevitable comparison to JF Powers
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vii. Introduction. Amy Welborn. Jon Hassler is often described as a “regional writer.” That’s true. in the sense that John Updike and William Faulkner are ...
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Author Jon Hassler, who chronicled the foibles of small-town life in "Staggerford," "Grand Opening" and other novels after starting his career late in life, ...
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HOW A NOVEL HAPPENS
My Staggerford Journal Jon Hassler Ballantine Books, $14, 100 pp. After almost two decades of teaching in high schools and colleges in northern Minne
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When We Don't Quite Fit, Sojourners Magazine/January-February 1997
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