Days Like Smoke: A Minnesota Boyhood

by Jon Hassler (1933-2008), writer in residence and Regents Professor Emeritus at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. 
Foreword by Will Weaver, Afterword by Peter A. Donohue.
This previously unpublished memoir of Jon's youth in rural Minnesota during the 1930s and 40s gives us his memories and experiences through a writer’s acute and detailed observations. He remembers piano lessons, small-town secrets, his passion for movies, working in the Red Owl grocery store, and his holy duties as the only altar boy at St. Joachim’s. His many novels and short stories were often set in small-town Minnesota.
Hardcover, 130pp. 2021