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by Olive Ann Burns, Tom Parker
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
For some people, there are short periods in their lives when they have to do a lot of growing up, very quickly. For Hoyt Willis Tweedy, that time is the summer, fall, and winter of 1906. Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns, tells the story of the summer that Will stopped being a child. The blurbs on...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 6 years ago
Read it; it's worth it.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 6 years ago
Read it; it's worth it.
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 6 years ago
This was the perfect book to listen to. I am pretty sure that I could not have captured the wonderful southern voices in this story in my head. We listened to this at work, and every once in a while we had to just repeat what was said - so much so that we now have to have E. Rucker Blakeslee days at...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 7 years ago
Do you enjoy a sweet story? Are you a religious person with deep faith? Do you enjoy books set in the South at the turn of the century? Then this book is probably a good choice for you. My own response to the two first questions is not affirmative, and that is why I cannot give it more than two star...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 8 years ago
★★★★✩ Turn of the century coming-of-age story told a young adolescent boy, Will Tweedy, who sides with his curmudgeonly grandfather, a store owner bent on marrying a younger woman. I don’t know which is worse in the eyes of this small town Georgian life: the fact that she is “practically a Yankee” ...
TheBecks
TheBecks rated it 9 years ago
3.5 stars. I really liked this book, but I found it much easier to listen to this book than to read it. I grew up in the south, but I still had a hard time with the vernacular as it was written in this book. The 'should/would/could of' ones got me the most, more than 'terreckly' in place of 'directl...
Mining the Depths
Mining the Depths rated it 9 years ago
When I don't have a strong reaction to a book, I have little to say about it. And Cold Sassy Tree is one of those books.Now, the setting was well-drawn: Burns seemed to capture the time and culture, or at least convinced me, so uneducated on the era, that she did. Will Tweedy read as a reasonable fa...
Beauty and the Book
Beauty and the Book rated it 9 years ago
I re-read this book and loved it just as much the second time around. Great description of the south in the early 1900's. Very good!
rosemaryknits
rosemaryknits rated it 11 years ago
I re-read this book for the umpteenth time. I love this book. It's one of those kinds of books that I hate to finish because I hate to say good-bye to the characters.
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