Jon's Works

Hassler was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, essays and poems. The following is a list of his published works.


The New Woman. 2005
The Staggerford Murders; the Life and Death of Nancy Clancy's Nephew. 2004
The Staggerford Flood. 2002
Good People-- from an Author's Life. 2001
The Dean's List. 1997
Rookery Blues. 1995
Dear James.  1993
North of Hope.  1990
The Love Hunter. 1988
Grand Opening. 1987
A Green Journey. 1985
Simon's Night. 1979
Staggerford. 1977

Short Stories

Stories Teachers Tell (With Gretchen Kresl Hassler and Jerry Fearing). 2004
Rufus at the Door & Other Stories. 2000
"From Staggerford" In The North Country Reader: Classic Stories.  2000
Keepsakes & Other Stories. 1999
Underground Christmas. 1998
Christmas Eve in Omaha: A Short Story. 1994
I Skipped the Circus. 1980
Smalleye's Last Hunt (with Paul War Cloud). 1973

Children's Stories

Four Miles to Pinecone. 1977
Jemmy. 1980


The Red Oak and Other Poems. Privately printed. 1986


Days Like Smoke: A Minnesota Boyhood.  2021
Churches of Minnesota, with photographer Doug Ohman.  2006
"Winter Break" In Christmas on the Great Plains.  2004
Good People--From an Author's Life.  2001
My Staggerford Journal. 1999
"Remembering Churches" In Why I Am Still a Catholic. 1998.