Simply great Burns is as good a writer about the South as you re going to read for a long, long time Atlanta Journal Constitution A classic bestseller, Cold Sassy Tree is the story of Will Tweedy, a fourteen year old boy coming of age at the turn of the century in rural Georgia His grandfather, a recent widower, inspires a whirlwind of gossip in their small town Simply great Burns is as good a writer about the South as you re going to read for a long, long time Atlanta Journal Constitution A classic bestseller, Cold Sassy Tree is the story of Will Tweedy, a fourteen year old boy coming of age at the turn of the century in rural Georgia His grandfather, a recent widower, inspires a whirlwind of gossip in their small town when he marries a woman half his age Brimming with characters who are wise, unimpeachably pious, and deliciously irreverent, it is a resplendent treasure The unfinished sequel, Leaving Cold Sassy, follows Will Tweedy into adulthood, as he grapples with the influences of the modern world on his cherished southern hometown Olive Ann Burns 1924 1990 was born on a farm in Banks County, Georgia She received a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and for ten years was on the Sunday magazine staff of the Atlanta Journal Constitution She turned to writing as a respite during treatment for cancer Her first novel, Cold Sassy Tree, made her a best selling author at age 60.
Cold Sassy Tree Leaving Cold Sassy Simply great Burns is as good a writer about the South as you re going to read for a long long time Atlanta Journal Constitution A classic bestseller Cold Sassy Tree is the story of Will Tweedy a f
I was very disappointed that the sequel to Cold Sassy Tree is an incomplete novel When I purchased Leaving Cold Sassy, I understood that the author had passed away while writing the book but had thought it was completed by someone else based upon the author s notes This was not the case About 150 pages in, the book just stops and the remainder of the book are author and editor notes The initial 150 pages were disjointed The story line was sad and disappointing The likable characters were now bit [...]
Couldn t believe my eyes when I saw this on the book shelf at the local library was so disappointed that Olive Ann Burns died before she finished her 2nd novel You get a taste of what she was going to write and you get the back drop to the weaving of her parents story and Will Tweedy s story That part is interesting and tells of a remarkable Olive Ann as she s dealing with cancer so bright and positive in her attitude Always looking on the bright side I LOVED Cold Sassy Tree 5 stars without hesi [...]
Cold Sassy Tree was great but this sequel probably should not have been published esp since it was not finished.
Just as an aside of sorts just so interesting and difficult when an author passes before a book is complete Such as with Suite Fran ais and the Aubrey Maturin series by Patrick O Brian, to name just a few Not only terribly sad of course but what a conundrum for the publisher editor et al I don t envy their decision as to whether to try to finish wrap up the story depending, I assume hope, on how many notes and directions were left behind, which is hopefully a larger factor in such a decision tha [...]
I was not impressed with this sequel I know the author was dying but the book was really sad I enjoyed finding out about the characters and what happened to them but I just could not get into the book.
Enjoyed this book and loved the characters so much Loved their closeness and caring for one another and how they all pulled together It had that comfy feeling when you think back in time of your family and the loving memories it brings up Think you will enjoy this.
I enjoyed the follow up to cold sassy and liked where Mrs Burns was going with this story, I was very sorry that she passed but I felt that they stayed true to the story I liked the back story of the author as well.
so i got used to the dialectd i liked the characters and the story but I hate sad endings soally destroyed the book for me I understand that life happens but I read to enjoy myself not have a bad ending I really liked the narrator Will Tweedy.
I liked Cold Sassy Tree a lot better the Leaving Cold Sassy took a while to get into reading it since it has a strong southern writing to it
Interesting look at a boys life in the early 1900 s There were some very funny stories he had to tell.
Wonderful yard reminiscent of Fannie Flagg or Richard Peck
Great characters Definitely cried at partsbut i am 9 months pregnant.
I enjoyed these very much.