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  • ISBN 0030559944
  • ISBN13 978-0030559945
  • Language English
  • Author Olive Ann Burns
  • Publisher Holt , Rinehart and Winston; English Language edition (March 1, 2000)
  • Pages 421
  • Formats lrf lit doc lrf
  • Category Teenagers
  • Subcategory Literature and Fiction
  • Size ePub 1469 kb
  • Size Fb2 1564 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 787

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Burns, Olive Ann. Cold Sassy tree. With one cat in her lap and another licking an oatmeal bowl on the table, she sat drinking coffee and reading a book of theater plays.

houghton mifflin company. For information about permission to reproduce selections. Burns, Olive Ann. Mama never knew how often Aunt Loma put pleasure before duty like that. Mama liked to stay in front of her work. But then Loma was young-just twenty-and sloven.

Grandpa had said Cold Sassy's name would be changed "over my dead body," and that . The next spring the town council voted to widen the road on each side of the railroad tracks, which meant the Cold Sassy tree had to go.

Grandpa had said Cold Sassy's name would be changed "over my dead body," and that is exactly what happened. A month after we buried him in the coffin box, the . Post Office approved a new name, and Cold Sassy became Progressive City. It was taken down and the roots chopped up, and I think everybody in town took some home to boil for sassafras tea.

It's amazing that this was Olive Ann Burns first and only finished novel (she had the beginnings of a sequel started when she passed away after a fight with cancer) - the novel was a little hard for me to get into at first, but then all of the characters just really came alive through her excellent portrayals.

Then Grandpa yelled toward the kitchen, "Queenie? Queenie!". She came to the dining room with a clean vegetable bowl in one hand and a drying cloth in the other. Yassuh, Mr. Rucker?". Rucker?" best coconut cake you ever made. He took another bite. I want you to give Miss Love the receipt. I ain't made dat cake, Mr. Rucker. Miss Mary Willis made dat cake. Well, it shore is good, Mary Willis. I want Miss Love to make me on. Mama picked up her dessert spoon

Cold Sassy Tree book. 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 treasure.

Cold Sassy Tree book. The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that.

Study Guide for Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns. First published: 1984. Table of Contents Next Page Downloadable, Printable Version. TheBestNotes Study Guide by Dr. K. Ruff. Chapter Summaries with Notes, Analysis, Chapters 1 - 2, Chapters 3 - 4, Chapters 5 - 7, Chapters 8 - 9, Chapters 10 - 11, Chapters 12 - 14, Chapters 15 - 17, Chapters 18 - 20, Chapters 21 - 23, Chapters 24 - 25, Chapters 26 - 28, Chapters 29 - 31, Chapters 32 - 34, Chapters 35 - 36, Chapters 37 - 39, Chapters 40 - 41, Chapters 42 - 44, Chapters 45 - 48, Chapters 49 - 50.

Cold Sassy Tree - Olive Ann Burns. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.

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Cold Sassy Tree is a 1984 historical novel by Olive Ann Burns. state of Georgia in the fictional town of Cold Sassy (based on the real city of Harmony Grove, now Commerce) in 1906, it follows the life of a 14-year-old boy named Will Tweedy, and explores themes such as religion, death, and social taboos. An incomplete sequel to the novel, Leaving Cold Sassy, was published in 1992 after Burns' death.

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It's amazing that this was Olive Ann Burns first and only finished novel (she had the beginnings of a sequel started when she passed away after a fight with cancer) - the novel was a little hard for me to get into at first, but then all of the characters just really came alive through her excellent portrayals. Grandpa Rucker was a formidable character who had a monumental influence in young Will Tweedy's life. Will's thoughts and observations were sometimes humorous and gave a lot of insight into southern life at the turn of the century. This book contains important and relevant observations about race at a difficult time when people in towns across the south did not want anything to change. Love Simpson's inquiry of Will Tweedy about why black people ate on different plates, why they went to the restroom in a different place was met with an incredible attitude of "that's just what they do". This book is timeless and should be on a must read list for anyone interested in the machinations of a family who has lost their matriarch and how the townspeople and that family handle this loss in regard to social, religious and familial ways.
I'm a ripeness ia all kind of reader and this book called to me when I saw it on the shelf. So I ordered the Kindle edition. I have to admit that the first chapter was off-putting. Partly uneven tone. Partly a certain preciousness. But I persisted and the second chapter was better as were the following chapters. I was hooked.

There are occasional difficulties in the author's decision to narrate the book from a first person point of view, that POV being a fourteen year old boy. Two scenes turn on Will Tweedy overhearing highly intimate exchanges between his Gradnfather and the Grandfather's much younger second wife. These do test credulity.

That said the amazing strengths of this novel more than compensate for these lapses. The setting: a small town in Georgia in July of 1906; the characterizations; the inventive plotting are simply amazing. Will Tweedy's vernacular use of language is a delight not a distraction.

Humor abounds as does what Henry James called "felt life." I came to care about these people in a way that seldom happens for me. I wonder what they're doing now as if they were people I had known and loved. The only other book that did this for me was The Makioka Sisters.

I finished this book last night. I missed my Pilates class to finish it. That's how good this book is--because I really like Pilates. But I like this book more.
This has been one of my favorite books of all times for many years. I have read the book and heard the book on Audible, as well. The late author is so talented, the print speaks as audibly as the narrator. Both the print and audible edition are delightful to experience.
At a time when we are questioning our reverence for Confederate history, this book brings to light the heart of Confederate humility and loyalty.

This is a story of a young man, Will Tweedy, as he sorts out family values, community prejudices, Christian assumptions, and his hope for the future in a changing society.

Will shares with us his dreams, his pranks, his mourning of a best friend, the loss of his grandmother, his being the first young man in his community to drive an automobile, and his first kiss. Central to Will's life is his Grandfather Blakeslee, who scandalizes the town when he marries a young, pretty woman, three weeks after his wife dies and saying, "Miss Mattie Lou was as dead as she'd ever be."

This book is adroitly written in such diverse ways. The story was captivating. The characters were well developed and lovable. The voice was amazing! I could not have done what this author did. She captured the voice of a young boy becoming a man and used the southern dialect in such a way that I fell into it. Found myself thinking in a "down-south, down-home" way. And yet, with very few exceptions I was able to follow the meaning in sentences without getting lost. I couldn't read as fast as I usual, but I got it. And I loved it.

This book would probably mean more to you if you are a Christian, but it's so great, I think you would love it even if you were not.
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I loved the story told by a 14 yr old boy and his perception of what was happening in the world around him. The relationship with his grandfather Rucker was so important and special for his life. I found myself feeling envious of the camaraderie found within the community of Cold Sassy Tree even though they had their prejudicial narrow belief systems. The community still had a deep sense of love and commitment for each other. Grandfather Rucker was not only important as grandfather but as a patriarch for the whole community. I was amazed that he was supposed to be old at 54 years old. I guess they figured age different around 1900. Anyway his thinking was progressive for the town and being a leader he was an agent for change whether they (his family and the town) wanted to or not. I enjoyed the book immensely and was sorry it ended.
I enjoyed this book but take issue with the representation of the black characters. While the author uses occasional vernacular from the white characters, the narrator says he corrected the language in general. This did not apply to the black characters whose language was caricature when compared to the white characters corrected language.