Cold Sassy Tree

by Olive Ann Burns | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0440514428 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dukefan86 of Morrisville, North Carolina USA on 12/14/2009
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by dukefan86 from Morrisville, North Carolina USA on Monday, December 14, 2009
Bought at the Wake County Book Sale for Bookcrossing. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 2 by dukefan86 at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, January 03, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/3/2010 UTC) at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA



I saw this on your wishlist and decided to send it to you with wishes for a Happy New Year! Hope you'll make a journal entry about it as your time permits, and enjoy reading it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, January 07, 2010
Thank you for this wishlist book!

Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, June 03, 2017
rabck from DukeFan86; recommendation from my southern sister and oh, so good. Set in 1906, in fictional town Cold Sassy Georgia, and told from the point of view of 14 yo Will Tweety, who is the grandson of a shop-owner, the story deals with race, prejudice, and the life of a small town. Grandpa Blakesley sets the town on it's ear, when 3 weeks after Grandma's death, he marries the shop's milliner, Miss Love, 30 years his junior, on the same day that Will Tweety, caught on a train trestle, is nearly run over by the train. Miss Love convinces Grandpa Blakesly to become one of the first car dealers in the town, while Will doesn't want the inheritance of a shop - he wants to become a farmer. Lovely story.

Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (6/10/2017 UTC) at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


a wishlist rabck. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 25, 2017
My friend has a special relationship with this book. By a "relationship" I mean that she had a couple copies find her and so now we give her every copy we come across, sometimes 35 at a time. Despite having dozens of copies of this book pass through my hands, I had never actually stopped to read it. So when I spotted it on audio at the library, I decided to give it a shot.

This felt like a YA book before YA even became a genre. It's the story of young Will Tweedy in the town of Cold Sassy in 1906 and his family. After his grandmother died, his grandfather almost immediately married a much younger (Yankee) woman. The scandal of it spreads through the town. It's a story of Will's experiences from camping with his friends to getting run over by a train to finding out about his grandfather and Miss Love's relationship to the first new car in town (his father's!). Everyone feels like a real person I enjoyed getting to know. In fact, I cried at the ending; I really didn't see that coming. It was a wonderful look at a unique set of characters in a time and place I wouldn't have gotten to know otherwise. I definitely enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

Journal Entry 7 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 25, 2017
Thanks so much for sending this book my way! I'm seeing melydia tomorrow, so I'm going to make sure she has a chance to take this lovely book home with her!

Journal Entry 8 by wingKateKintailwing at Starbucks (Frontier Drive) in Springfield, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (6/25/2017 UTC) at Starbucks (Frontier Drive) in Springfield, Virginia USA


One of many books given away at the Gaithersburg Book Festival for a new reader to find & enjoy!

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Journal Entry 9 by wingmelydiawing at Centreville, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 25, 2017
I was handed this very shortly after my arrival at today's BCinDC meetup in Springfield, VA. 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 10 by wingmelydiawing at Starbucks (Frontier Drive) in Springfield, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (8/19/2017 UTC) at Starbucks (Frontier Drive) in Springfield, Virginia USA


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