Cold Sassy Tree Book æ 391 pages

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Cold Sassy Tree Book æ 391 pages é The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy Georgia is that word gets around fastOn 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 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 Burns’s classic bestseller is a timeless funny and resplendent treasur This is the portrayal of the town of Cold Sassy named for the huge Sassafras tree in its midst which the inhabitants had freuently debated on renaming The time period is set in the early 1900's in the South Initially I was annoyed by the use of the local vernacular and associated grammatical errors but I gradually adjusted to it and accepted that it was an effective and necessary factor to the telling of the taleThe nub of the story is the coming of age of 14 year old Will The plot developed slowly but I became invested in the characters of Will and his family especially his grandfather and his grandfather's second wife Burns has also drawn a clear picture of his neighbors and friends Typical of small town southern life there was the gossip the exaggerated sense of morality and certainly the lack of privacy in actions and thoughts It was impressive to view the development of historical events first cars first bathrooms first running water clothing and early motor cars It was a simpler time in some respects but a difficult time because people had to do so much physical labor just to live and the lacked materials which are so prevalent in modern life Burns has blended much humor with periods of suspense and principals of wisdom It is a lengthy book but it contains much to draw in the reader Members of my local book club enjoyed this with few exceptions and we had an extensive discussion period Also of interest was the fact that Olive Burns wrote this her first book at the age of 60

Olive Ann Burns é Cold Sassy Tree Ebook

The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy Georgia is that word gets around fastOn 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 I originally read this US Historical fiction book about 20 years ago My daughter had to read it for a school assignment so we read it at the same time We shared many a laugh over the shenanigans referred into this glimpse in a small southern town Cold Sassy Georgia and set in 1906 This timeless treasure explores themes such as religion death and social taboos and certainly has the ability to entertain with hilarious wit and humor Grandpa teased her about it You look like you done swallored a goose aigg Miss Mattie Lou and it got stuck in yore goozle This story is told in the POV of a 14 year old boy by the name of Will Tweedy The reader is provided with intricate details through his perception about the events that encompassed this young's mans early life Will reveals his brilliant imagination by making up stories and pulling pranks He experienced many firsts most notably driving the first two automobiles in the town His dream was to become a successful farmer which he was determined he could do with education at the AG College His patriarch grandfather Rucker E Blakeslee is a most influential man in the small town and had a monumental influence in young Will Tweedy's life Grandpa owns the general store and lives by his own rules After his wife passes away he creates uite a ruckus with his impetuous decisions He favors Will Tweedy over others in the family and demands a lot from him in return Will Tweedy certainly admired him at least most of the time The setting was described vividly the characters were well developedand the plot was captivating This book was originally published in November 1984 I own the paperback book and have it on my Kindle If you enjoy a good storyteller about southern fiction this is well worth the time and effort to read If you are looking for some chuckles and reminiscing of days gone by you will also enjoy this immensely I recommend it to one and all

Ebook Ç Cold Sassy Tree é Olive Ann Burns

Cold Sassy TreeWidower 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 My grandmother's favorite book of all time so I have always wanted to read it This is such a great book It nearly ripped my heart out for making me think of my Grandmother It is about a 14 year old boy in 1906 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 two weeks after his wife's passing The narrative is so witty and touching and it is written in such a strong southern dialect that I found myself thing in terms of dern it and I reckon I cried for the last 50 pages and wanted my Grandmother to be here to hug me and tell me she loved me at the end