Cold Sassy Tree

  • by Olive Ann Burns
  • Narrated by Richard Thomas
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cold Sassy, Georgia had never been a whirlpool of excitement. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely 3 weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson - a woman half his age and worse yet, a Yankee! On that day, Will Tweedy's adventures began and an unimpeachably pious, secretly irreverent town came to life.

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What the Critics Say

"One of the best portraits of small-town Southern life ever." (Pat Conroy)
"A story...about death and love, both funny and deeply touching." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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coming of age between the great wars

This is the story of a boy, coming of age in the twenties in the south. The great war was not the conflict overseas, but rather, the conflict between the states. Generally, I found the book good; it suffered from some editing problems -- at various points throughout the book, sentences would repeat as if the editor hadn't made the right cuts. On the whole, however, I thought it was a good book, and makes you realize that grandparents went through the same stuff as we did.
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- Jody R. Nathan

A Very Good Book!

What a pleasure to listen to. Olive Ann Burns has written a wonderful story. I didn't want it to end. I truly enjoyed this book.
Richard Thomas as narrator, has a clear and pleasant voice.
I highly recommend this book.
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- tweety09

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio