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Cold Sassy Tree - by Olive Ann Burns (Paperback)

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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.



Book Synopsis



The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that word gets around--fast. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckledy milliner, Miss Love Simpson--a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward--the news is served up all over town with that afternoon's dinner. And young Will Tweedy suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a major scandal. Boggled by the sheer audacity of it all, and not a little jealous of his grandpa's new wife, Will nevertheless approves of this May-December match and follows its progress with just a smidgen of youthful prurience. As the newlyweds' chaperone, conspirator, and confidant, Will is privy to his one-armed, renegade grandfather's second adolescence; meanwhile, he does some growing up of his own. He gets run over by a train and lives to tell about it; he kisses his first girl, and survives that too. Olive Ann Burns has given us a timeless, funny, resplendent novel - about a romance that rocks an entire town, about a boy's passage through the momentous but elusive year when childhood melts into adolescence, and about just how people lived and died in a small Southern town at the turn of the century. Inhabited by characters who are wise and loony, unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Cold Sassy, Georgia, is the perfect setting for the debut of a storyteller of rare brio, exuberance, and style.



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

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

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


Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 14 Years
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Historical
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Olive Ann Burns
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2007
TCIN: 11769028
UPC: 9780618919710
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-9382
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.1 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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submitted by KDH - 1 year ago
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