Cold Sassy Tree

by Burns, Olive Ann

Cold Sassy Tree is a 1984 novel by Olive Ann Burns. Set in a fictional Georgia, United States, town called Cold Sassy (and based on the actual city Harmony Grove, now Commerce) during 1905-1906, it follows the life of Will Tweedy, and explores themes such as religion, death, and social taboos. The sequel to the novel is Leaving Cold Sassy, which was published after Burns' death.

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On Jan 18, 2016, Anonymous said
"Cold Sassy Tree" has a beauty in it that's truly endearing and moving. It is honest, heartfelt, witty, funny, and mostly nostalgic (for me at least). It takes place in small town Cold Sassy Tree where a scandal turns the lives of Will Tweedy, the narrator, and his family upside-down. As you follow his adventures and hear his take of happenings in his family and around town, you'll find yourself drawn to his stories like how some might find themselves drawn to a lava lamp. The story can be slow moving but it is worth your while. The best way I can describe my feelings toward reading Cold Sassy Tree is by envisioning how it would feel like if I had ever met my grandma and how she and I would sit in a quiet living room while I would listen to her tell stories of her childhood. If that is your cup of tea then you will enjoy Cold Sassy Tree.

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by BURNS, Olive Ann

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1984
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New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1984. Softcover. Near Fine. Advance reading copy. Wrappers. Slight toning else near fine.
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1984
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New York, NY: Ticknor & Fields / A Houghton miffline Company, 1984. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. Large Octavo. 398 pp, includes H-M book postcard. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, 6.2" x 9.3" 1/4 lbrown cloth red-brown papered boards in illustrated DJ. Shows little wear. .
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New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1984. Second Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. 391p octavo. A near fine copy in a very good jacket. Jacket has creasing and closed tears along top edge that have been reinforced by clear tape on backside. Warmly inscribed by Burns to a fellow Atlanta newspaper reporter on the half title page. Additionally laid… Read more about this item
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New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. Hardcover. Author's First Book. 1st edition, 1st printing. 391 pp. Fine book (no markings) / Fine dust jacket (price not clipped). A clean, fresh copy. Publisher's promo postcard laid in.
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COLD SASSY TREE: A Novel

by Burns, Olive Ann

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1984
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New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1984. 392 pp. Original salmon paper covered boards w/ gilt title on brown cloth spine. Binding very bright and clean. Light soiling to edges of text block. Small, faint dampstain to bottom corner of rear paste-down. DJ has modest edge wear w/ approx. 1/2" closed tear at top edge of… Read more about this item
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