Cold Sassy Tree (Paperback)

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I am so glad I went back and read this book. After the first chapter I became immersed in Will Tuesday's life and family, and the scandal about to set Cold Sassy, Georgia on its ear. With deft storytelling, Olive Ann Burns invites you to experience life in a small southern town at the turn of the century.

— From Rene


If the preacher's wife's petticoat showed, the ladies would make the talk last a week. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson—a woman half his age and, worse yet, a Yankee! On that day, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy's adventures began and an unimpeachably pious, deliciously irreverent town came to life. Not since To Kill A Mockingbird has a novel so deftly captured the subtle crosscurrents of small-town Southern life. Olive Ann Burns classic bestseller brings to vivid life an era that will never exist again, exploring timeless issues of love, death, coming of age, and the ties that bind families and generations.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385312585
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: June 1st, 1986
Pages: 400