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Olive Ann Burns's enormously popular bestseller has warmed the hearts of readers since its original publication by Houghton Mifflin in 1984. Now Houghton celebrates its return to our house with a gorgeous new paperback edition. Set in the fictional town of Cold Sassy, Georgia, at the beginning of the twentieth century, Burns's novel centers on the charming fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee decides to marry the young Miss Love Simpson a mere three weeks after his wife — Will's grandmother — has died, he inspires a whirlwind of local gossip. Young Will suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a family scandal, which he gracefully humors and endures; meanwhile, he has his own growing to do and mischief to find.

Brimming with hilarious episodes, delightful observations, and colorful characters who are both unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Cold Sassy Tree is a book to be reread and treasured.

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"Rich with emotion, humor and tenderness." The Washington Post

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"One of the best portraits of small-town Southern life ever written." Pat Conroy

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"One beautiful book. Better than To Kill A Mockingbird." Shirley Abbott

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This novel of warm humor and honesty is told by Willy Tweedy, a 14-year-old boy living in a small, turn-of-the-century Georgia town. The lessons of life and death, of piousness and irreverence, form the basis of these memorable characters and their stories.

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On July 5, 1906, scandal breaks in the small town of Cold Sassy, Georgia, when the proprietor of the general store, E. Rucker Blakeslee, elopes with Miss Love Simpson. He is barely three weeks a widower, and she is only half his age and a Yankee to boot. As their marriage inspires a whirlwind of local gossip, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a family scandal, and that's where his adventures begin.

Cold Sassy Tree is the undeniably entertaining and extraordinarily moving account of small-town Southern life in a bygone era. Brimming with characters who are wise and loony, unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Olive Ann Burnss classic bestseller is a timeless, funny, and resplendent treasure.

About the Author

Olive Ann Burns was born in 1924 on a farm in Banks County, Georgia, and went to school in nearby Commerce, which was the model for Cold Sassy. She attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia; received a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and for ten years was on the Sunday magazine staff of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. She is married to the magazine's editor, Andrew Sparks, and they have two children. This novel has its roots in stories told by the author's parents and other relatives. Nine years ago, while recovering from cancer, Olive Ann Burns decided to try her hand at fiction, "for something more exciting to think about than fever and chemotherapy." The result is Cold Sassy Tree.

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Nancy in Oly, September 21, 2011 (view all comments by Nancy in Oly)
I really, really enjoyed this book. I took it with me everywhere I went and I was stopped several times by people telling me how much they'd enjoyed reading it. This is just an all-around good read.
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princessashleyr, July 12, 2008 (view all comments by princessashleyr)
This is a very good book. I would recomend reading it. You will learn a lot about the southern life style back in the 1900's. The characters are well developed and are interesting. It is a book with some good laughs but also some sad parts.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618919710
Author:
Burns, Olive Ann
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.28x5.52x1.01 in. .90 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Mariner Books - English 9780618919710 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Rich with emotion, humor and tenderness."
"Review" by , "One of the best portraits of small-town Southern life ever written."
"Review" by , "One beautiful book. Better than To Kill A Mockingbird."
"Synopsis" by , This novel of warm humor and honesty is told by Willy Tweedy, a 14-year-old boy living in a small, turn-of-the-century Georgia town. The lessons of life and death, of piousness and irreverence, form the basis of these memorable characters and their stories.
"Synopsis" by , On July 5, 1906, scandal breaks in the small town of Cold Sassy, Georgia, when the proprietor of the general store, E. Rucker Blakeslee, elopes with Miss Love Simpson. He is barely three weeks a widower, and she is only half his age and a Yankee to boot. As their marriage inspires a whirlwind of local gossip, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a family scandal, and that's where his adventures begin.

Cold Sassy Tree is the undeniably entertaining and extraordinarily moving account of small-town Southern life in a bygone era. Brimming with characters who are wise and loony, unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Olive Ann Burnss classic bestseller is a timeless, funny, and resplendent treasure.

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