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Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Cold Sassy Tree

yukifruit, August 10, 2012

I just finished this book for the first time, and I already want to read it again. There is so much to love about this book. The characters are vibrant, the language is rich and there are good morals and life lessons throughout the book, without being preachy. The story is humorous to put it mildly, as there are few books that I can say have made me laugh out as this one did, but it does have it's poignant moments as well. Young Will Tweedy is 14 at the turn of the century and is living in the town of Cold Sassy, Georgia. The book centers on Will Tweedy's relationship with his grandfather and the small town scandal that begins when his grandfather remarries a young woman just three weeks after his wife's passing. The cover review says it best: "Rich with emotion, humor and tenderness. A novel about an old man growing young, a young man growing up, and the modern age coming to a small southern town." (Washington Post)
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