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 freckledy 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' chaperon, 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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, Olive Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U73248
LC item number
C6 1984
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Country life
  • Autobiographical fiction
  • Georgi
  • Pastoral fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Humorous stories
  • Country life
  • Families
  • Georgia fiction
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Cold Sassy tree, Olive Ann Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm10780543
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780618919710
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
84008570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)10780543
Label
Cold Sassy tree, Olive Ann Burns
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm10780543
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780618919710
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
84008570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)10780543

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