Coverart for item
The Resource Cold Sassy tree, Olive Ann Burns

Cold Sassy tree, Olive Ann Burns

Label
Cold Sassy tree
Title
Cold Sassy tree
Statement of responsibility
Olive Ann Burns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Modern times come to a conservative Southern town in 1906 when the proprietor of the general store elopes with a woman half his age, and worse yet, a Yankee. The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that word gets around - fast. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckled milliner, Miss Love Simpson - a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward - the news is served up all over town with that afternoon's dinner. And young Will Tweedy suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a major scandal. Boggled by the sheer audacity of it all, and not a little jealous of his grandpa's new wife, Will nevertheless approves of this May-December match and follows its progress with just a smidgen of youthful prurience. As the newlyweds' chaperone, conspirator, and confidant, Will is privy to his one-armed, renegade grandfather's second adolescence; meanwhile, he does some growing up of his own. He gets run over by a train and lives to tell about it; he kisses his first girl, and survives that too. Olive Ann Burns has given us a timeless, funny, resplendent novel - about a romance that rocks an entire town, about a boy's passage through the momentous but elusive year when childhood melts into adolescence, and about just how people lived and died in a small Southern town at the turn of the century. Inhabited by characters who are wise and loony, unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Cold Sassy, Georgia, is the perfect setting for the debut of a storyteller of rare brio, exuberance, and style
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U73248
LC item number
C6 1984
Literary form
fiction
Label
Cold Sassy tree, Olive Ann Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
10780543
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
391 p.
Isbn
9780899193090
Lccn
84008570
System control number
  • 162034
  • (OCoLC)10780543
Label
Cold Sassy tree, Olive Ann Burns
Publication
Control code
10780543
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
391 p.
Isbn
9780899193090
Lccn
84008570
System control number
  • 162034
  • (OCoLC)10780543

Library Locations

  • AureliusBorrow it
    1939 South Aurelius Road, Mason, MI, 48854, US
    42.525776 -84.52238
  • DansvilleBorrow it
    1379 East Mason Street, Dansville, MI, 48819, US
    42.55605 -84.302658
  • Downtown LansingBorrow it
    401 South Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48933, US
    42.729474 -84.553419
  • FosterBorrow it
    200 North Foster, Lansing, MI, 48912, US
    42.734835 -84.517306
  • HaslettBorrow it
    1590 Franklin Street, Haslett, MI, 48840, US
    42.744919 -84.406306
  • Holt-DelhiBorrow it
    2078 Aurelius Road, Holt, MI, 48842, US
    42.642549 -84.522012
  • LeslieBorrow it
    201 Pennsylvania Street, Leslie, MI, 49251, US
    42.452981 -84.434369
  • MasonBorrow it
    145 West Ash Street, Mason, MI, 48854, US
    42.578972 -84.444294
  • Mobile LibraryBorrow it
    401 South Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI, 48933, US
    42.729474 -84.553419
  • OkemosBorrow it
    4321 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI, 48864, US
    42.707291 -84.433001
  • South LansingBorrow it
    3500 South Cedar Street, Lansing, MI, 48910, US
    42.695908 -84.549019
  • Stockbridge LibraryBorrow it
    200 Wood Street, Stockbridge, MI, 49285, US
    42.450574 -84.181653
  • Webberville LibraryBorrow it
    115 South Main Street, Webberville, MI, 48892, US
    42.666511 -84.173679
  • Williamston LibraryBorrow it
    201 School Street, Williamston, MI, 48895, US
    42.685911 -84.28457

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...