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Cold Sassy Tree
by Olive Ann Burns | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 6/5/2018
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status (set by SqnutZips): to be read

3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, June 05, 2018

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This is one of 24 books I selected this past weekend at The Book Thing of Baltimore. Thank you very much!


Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Released 1 mo ago (8/19/2018 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA


Welcome to Maryland, melydia! :D


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Journal Entry 3 by wingmelydiawing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, August 20, 2018

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One of the multiple copies given to me by my loving friends at BCinDC. You see, I have a bit of a history with this book, which has now become a joke among my friends, who attempt to find me copies whenever possible.

The funny thing is that I don't even have strong feelings about the book itself, as I said when I first read it back in 2005:

Will Tweedy was 14 years old and living in Cold Sassy, Georgia, in the summer of 1906 when his grandpa came home one day to announce he was marrying a woman half his age, not three weeks after the death of his first wife, Will’s grandmother. The town, of course, is scandalized, and continues to be so as the story wears on. This is more of a “slice of life” depiction than much of a story – the author starts with a setting (the town of Cold Sassy) and a premise (Grandpa’s new bride), and meanders through clever little anecdotes and asides for a while until the author decides it’s time to end the story and starts killing off characters. This is not a bad story, just a fairly standard one. I don’t have very strong feelings about it either way. The constant backcountry dialect got kind of old, but I feel that way about all books narrated in dialect so that’s not exactly serious criticism. On the other hand, I could hear all the characters in my head with no problem. In the end, if you like this era of historical fiction, you’ll enjoy the feeling of living in Cold Sassy; if you prefer more plot-driven stories where everything happens for a reason, you might want to skip this one.

Anyway, I hope to continue this copy's journey soon. 

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqnutZipswing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Dropped by fellow BC'er "melydia's" newly registered LFL #77591 on Manorfield Rd. in Rockville, Md.

There is a history with "Cold Sassy Tree" books and "melydia"... it's a BCinDC thing...

I recently found out that there is a 1989 movie "Cold Sassy Tree" staring Faye Dunaway and Richard Widmark. Maybe I'll check out the movie
instead of reading the book...

I do not plan to read the book but I plan to take the book with me to Alabama to release in a LFL somewhere in the Birmingham area. 

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