Title = Cold Sassy Tree
Author = Olive Ann Burns
Description = Synopsis: If the preacher's wife's petticoat showed, the ladies would make the talk last a week. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson -- a woman half his age and, worse yet, a Yankee! On that day, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy's adventures began and an unimpeachably pious, deliciously irreverent town came to life. Not since To Kill A Mockingbird has a novel so deftly captured the subtle crosscurrents of small-town Southern life. Olive Ann Burns classic bestseller brings to vivid life an era that will never exist again, exploring timeless issues of love, death, coming of age, and the ties that bind families and generations.

Customer Reviews:

Truly, a great book By: Gloria Winzenread

This book was such a delight. It was so wonderfully written that it really took me back to my childhood and brought back so many memories of my grandfather and the area where I grew up. This book has been on my book shelf since 1985, and I would not read it because some of the More...

events in the beginning of the book were too close to home. It was chosen as a book club selection and everyone just raved about how wonderful it was....so I sucked it up and read past the first 100 pages. What a treat! With all the sadness in the book, there are many more things that make you laugh out loud. Please read this book, you will not be DISAPPOINTED!