Cold Sassy Tree

By: Burns, Olive Ann

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Book Condition: Very Good ++


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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.

Title: Cold Sassy Tree

Author Name: Burns, Olive Ann

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin: 1984

ISBN Number: 0899193099

ISBN Number 13: 9780899193090

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good ++

Jacket Condition: Near Fine Jacket

Seller ID: 005951

Description: Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. Very Good ++/Near Fine. Crisp, clean, unmarked, a smidge of wear at the spine ends. Jacket protected in mylar.