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Summary Cold Sassy Tree 108 ´ The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy Georgia is that word gets around fastOn July 5 1906 scandal breaks in the small town of Cold Sassy Georgia when the proprietor of the general store E Rucker Blakeslee elopes with Miss Love Simpson He is barely three weeks a widower and she is only half his age and a Yankee to boot As theiWidower and she is only half his age and a Yankee to boot As their marriage inspires a whirlwind of local gossip fourteen year old Will Tweedy suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a family scandal and that’s where his adventures begin Cold Sassy Tree is the undeniably. 1 star I really hated itA long boring soap opera about small minded judgmental gossipy people in a backwoods town that specializes in making a full blown scandal over every petty incident It includes something for everyone racism sexism chauvinism religious prejudice and yankeeism It is like an all you can read buffet of ignoranceBut there's something for the romantics too A charming love story about a vile old adulterer whom after lusting for years after a woman young enough to be his daughter he finally marries her three short weeks after he buries his wife of decades Well he had to move fast in case someone else got her first Thankfully I read this one via the audiobook version as it would have been an even slower and painful read otherwise due to the thick southern vernacular If’n you’d a got kilt it’d mean you jest didn’t move fast enough like a rabbit that gits caught by a hound dog Ain't the best prayin' jest bein' with God and talkin' a while like He's a good friend stead a like he runs a store and you've come in a hopin' to git a bargain Favorite uote To mourn is to be eaten alive with homesickness for the personFirst Sentences Three weeks after Granny Blakeslee died Grandpa came to our house for his early morning snort of whiskey as usual and said to me Will Tweedy Go find yore mama then run up to yore Aunt Loma's and tell her I said git on down here

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Entertaining and extraordinarily moving account of small town Southern life in a bygone era Brimming with characters who are wise and loony unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent Olive Ann Burns’s classic bestseller is a timeless funny and resplendent treasur. The town of Cold Sassy Tree GA in the summer of 1906 changed forever This is the year Miss Mattie Lou Toy Blakeslee died and her devoted husband of over 4o years Enoch Rucker Blakeslee grandpa Blakeslee married Miss Love Simpson just three weeks after she died Miss Mattie Lou not cold in her grave Miss Love Simpson was a Yankee from Balti MD and a woman young enough to be Mr Blakeslee daughter The gossip and the scandal that pursued What was Miss Love's motive What was Grandpa Blakeslee's motive How much of Granpa's wealth was Miss Love after Did Grandpa love Mrs Mattie Lou How much of this nonsense will Grandpa daughters put up with Enjoy reading for this book is hilarious The characters are authentic from Miss Effie Belle to Cudn Hope to Hosie Roach to Mary Willis Blakeslee Tweedy to Uncle Camp to the narrator of the story a young boy of fourteen years old named Willis Will Tweedy Will Tweedy grew up that summer He was grandpa Blakeslee grandson and his favorite grandchild to all who knew him This read at the turn of the century is about when life in small towns where emerging into what is now called the modern age The people who moved it forward and those who did what they could to hold it back uotesI could see how Miss Love could cheer up a man whose wife was short of breath for four years dying for ten days and dead for three weeks He was just a puppy when Papa took me to Atlanta to hear the president speak; I named him Theodore Roosevelt when I got home that day then shortened it to TR so folks wouldn't think my dog was a Republican You see any telephone poles in Cushie Springs Grandpa He looked around Naw but what's thet got to do with anythang How can we telephone sir if Cushie Springs ain't got no telephones She was a huge fat woman Grandpa Tweedy's third wife and I liked her

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Cold Sassy TreeThe one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy Georgia is that word gets around fastOn July 5 1906 scandal breaks in the small town of Cold Sassy Georgia when the proprietor of the general store E Rucker Blakeslee elopes with Miss Love Simpson He is barely three weeks a. For years I had heard the best American novel set in the South was Gone with Wind or To Kill A Mockingbird or recently The Help and certainly these books have their contribution to literature you can read my reviews if you'd like but BY FAR my favorite book ever set in the Southern United States is this one and only gem by the lovely Olive Ann Burns A joy to read and re read and share with all your friends I give you my review of a story that is a treasured friendAfter reading the book jacket I approached this recommendation with a hrmph as my mind jumped ahead to hurl the first sentence of my review life was pretty good in the south after the Civil War as long as you weren't black or poor uite frankly I had been wrestling with the injustice of racism and was in no mood either appreciate the segregated culture of the south in which it persisted or to see it romanticized But then I started reading and I was captivated The humor of the story and the joy of life of the characters gave the book a clean feel of a simpler time as it unwound from the pages to ensnare my heart with a great grand ole yarn Yet at the same time running like a deep auifer alongside a jolly racing blue thread of a river themes about death young old suicide are all covered grieving God love gained and lost abuse depression and forgiveness are watering the story with a life that is penetrating to the soul You might not notice it though for all the fun in the visible flow of storiesIt is a sad reality that colored folk are an unalterable part of the setting and they are true to life pictured as a community apart that get the lower jobs However they are respected by the main characters for the contribution they make to their lives and their families The theme of racism is not explored References to the lost Civil War and glory of the confederacy are mentioned merely as the way of life at the time not as ideas to be pondered developed or embraced White trash is also touched upon as a class and in many ways treated worse than the colored folk The end of the book for me was a revelation of the deep ideas highlighting a tapestry of narrative and dialogue and it stuck with me I will remember the character of Grandpa E Rucker Blackslee for a long time he challenged me during a difficult period of my life and I think I'm better for itA note on recommendations I highly recommend this book The main characters include both male and female I think both men women would enjoy this read However because of a reference to abuse which is tactfully dealt with I would reserve the book for high school and aboveGone with the Wind Mitchell 1936httpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowTo Kill a Mockingbird Lee 1960httpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowThe Help Stockett 2009httpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowFor a completely different subject by an author that reminds me of Olive Ann Burns diligent writing style poured into a few exceptional titles seeCity of Tranuil Light Caldwell 2010