The Staggerford Flood
In The Staggerford Flood, Jon Hassler brings back Agatha McGee and reunites other favorite characters from his award-winning Staggerford novels. When a flood hits Staggerford and neighboring towns, Agatha McGee's house on the highest hill in town becomes a refuge for seven female neighbors, friends, and former students for three days and three nights. This deluge of old an
The oh so unforgettable Lottie and Leland mad a return vis ...more
I'm a sucker for natural disaster stories, and so, when I saw the title and the cover image of a farmhouse perched on high ground amidst rising floodwaters, I was immediately intrigued. Clearly, this is meant to be a character-driven novel, using a 100-year flood as a backdrop while residents of a small town in rural Minnesota bond with one another while taking refuge from a historic flood at the home of one of the town's most venerable elderly citizens. Over four days and nights, trapped inside ...more
Except...the only thing that actually happens (other than the flood) is that Agatha tells a whopper of a lie (for good reason, of course). This seems totally out ...more
I hope if I'm ever stranded by a flood with seven other people they'll be more interesting than the characters in this book.
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This book is about a flood in the town of Staggerford, Minnesota. Agatha (age 80) has a home that is built on a higher plain than all the other homes around her, so when the flood comes her home is the safe one. She ends up with a myriad of characters who move in with her for a few days until they can get back to their own homes. Each of these characters has ...more