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Jon Hassler
Adult Fiction HASSLER

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In this sequel to Rookery Blues (LJ 6/1/95), Hassler revisits Rookery State College in Minnesota some 30 years later. Leland Edwards, one of the faculty in the first book, is now dean of the college. In spite of growing older and more successful, however, he is still striving to understand his family and friends, tentatively exploring new relationships, and often simply trying to survive the follies of campus life in the 1990s. These are not easy tasks since he has complex ties to his dependent mother and his ex-wife. Additionally, he is constantly beset by academic Philistines who are more concerned with finances than education. Using both humor and affection, Hassler has developed quirky, eccentric, but believable characters to bedevil Leland and entertain the reader. In doing so, he has succeeded in portraying the small gains and losses that make up daily life for most people. Recommended for most contemporary fiction collections.‘Barbara E. Kemp, SUNY at Albany (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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