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Cold Sassy Tree Audiobook

Cold Sassy Tree

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Publisher's Summary

Cold Sassy, Georgia had never been a whirlpool of excitement. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely 3 weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson - a woman half his age and worse yet, a Yankee! On that day, Will Tweedy's adventures began and an unimpeachably pious, secretly irreverent town came to life.

©1989 Olive Ann Burns and Dell Publishing; (P)1989 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"One of the best portraits of small-town Southern life ever." (Pat Conroy)
"A story...about death and love, both funny and deeply touching." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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    Jody R. Nathan Tulsa, OK USA 01-31-05
    Jody R. Nathan Tulsa, OK USA 01-31-05 Member Since 2016
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    "coming of age between the great wars"

    This is the story of a boy, coming of age in the twenties in the south. The great war was not the conflict overseas, but rather, the conflict between the states. Generally, I found the book good; it suffered from some editing problems -- at various points throughout the book, sentences would repeat as if the editor hadn't made the right cuts. On the whole, however, I thought it was a good book, and makes you realize that grandparents went through the same stuff as we did.

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    Anissa Carlisle 03-01-16
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    "my favorite book!"

    The narration is perfection! Richard Thomas is fabulous. The book is a story of undying love, family, unconditional love and devotion. I revisit it about once a year. It feels like going home every time. The sequel is a terrible, pitiful excuse for a book but Cold Sassy Tree is perfection.

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    Felicia Staat 02-17-16
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    "so amazing"

    I had to read this book for school and at first I was a little bit Sketchy. After I finished I fell in love with the book and im glad that I picked this one rather than the book thief.

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    Amy Decatur, GA, USA 10-18-04
    Amy Decatur, GA, USA 10-18-04
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    "Solid narration of a wonderful story"

    This story is a wonderful piece of literature, and the narration is tops. Both author and narrator expertly draw the audience into a sentimental story while avoiding the pitfall of schmaltz.

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