Spark Notes Cold Sassy Tree

by Olive Ann Burns, SparkNotes Editors, Olive Burns | Education | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1586635069 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wing6of8wing of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on 3/16/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wing6of8wing from Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Sunday, March 16, 2014
Just cause I love you! Happy 35th!

Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at Fairfax, Virginia USA on Sunday, March 16, 2014

Released 6 yrs ago (3/19/2014 UTC) at Fairfax, Virginia USA


"A book is a mysterious object, I said, and once it floats out into the world, anything can happen. All kinds of mischief can be caused, and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. For better or worse, it's completely out of your control." -- Paul Auster

Surprise! A little book given with lots of love and laughter and hope for longevity.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmelydiawing at Centreville, Virginia USA on Thursday, March 20, 2014
Ah, Cold Sassy Tree. 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. On the bright side, I have a remarkably high catch rate with this particular title.

For my 35th birthday, fellow BookCrosser 6of8 plunked a huge, gift-wrapped box down in front of me. It contained 35 copies of Cold Sassy Tree and its sequel, Leaving Cold Sassy - and one copy of the SparkNotes for Cold Sassy Tree. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Thanks, guys.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot - this is what I thought of the book when I 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.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmelydiawing at Jones Point Park in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (1/20/2015 UTC) at Jones Point Park in Alexandria, Virginia USA


Left on a picnic table as part of the "Cold Sassy Tree Prize Pack" while out snarfing with 6of8.

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