Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns

On July 5, 1906, scandal breaks in the small town of Cold Sassy, Georgia, when the proprietor of the general store, E. Rucker Blakeslee, elopes with Miss Love Simpson. He is barely three weeks a widower, and she is only half his age and a Yankee to boot. As their marriage inspires a whirlwind of local gossip, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a family scandal, and that’s where his adventures begin. Cold Sassy Tree is the undeniably entertaining and extraordinarily moving account of small-town Southern life in a bygone era. Brimming with characters who are wise and loony, unimpeachably pious and deliciously irreverent, Olive Ann Burns’s classic bestseller is a timeless, funny, and resplendent treasure.

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The 675th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 36th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  2. - 70th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
COLD SASSY TREE. Hardcover 7116336 $51.30 $14.64 1984
Cold Sassy Tree Hardcover 10774248 $12.28 $12.28 1984
COLD SASSY TREE~LEAVING COLD SASSY Paperback 4121173 $46.00
Cold Sassy Tree / Leaving Cold Sassy Hardcover 1341337 $213.01 $3.09 2011
[ Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree[ LEAVING COLD SASSY: THE UNFINISHED SEQUEL TO COLD SASSY TREE ] By Burns, Olive Ann ( Author )Sep-04-2007 Paperback Paperback 1562143 $11.56 $8.78 2007
Cold Sassy Tree (1993 Edition) Audio CD 1355671 $29.99
Cold Sassy Tree Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Hardcover 1195638 $59.19 $1.87
By Olive Ann Burns Cold Sassy Tree (with Connections) (English Language) Hardcover 1565878 $17.49 $12.33 2000
Cold Sassy Tree (with Connections) Hardcover 1724933 $3.90 $0.01 2000
Cold Sassy Tree Hardcover 95272 $32.00 $0.01 1984
Cold Sassy Tree Mass Market Paperback 196995 $2.00 $0.01 1992
Cold Sassy Tree Paperback 280640 $2.84 $1.74 2007
Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Paperback 92942 $2.99 $0.01 1994
Cold Sassy Tree Kindle Edition 114 2007
Cold Sassy Tree: Replaces 4029801 Hardcover 13491434 $19.43 2007
Cold Sassy Tree Hardcover 980308 $59.34 $1.89 1984
Cold Sassy Tree Paperback 27537 $5.20 $1.34 2007
Cold Sassy Tree Paperback 1044350 $1.99 $0.01 1986
Cold Sassy Tree Unknown Binding 19438613 $14.99 2008
Cold Sassy Tree Paperback 598628 $4.99 $1.60 2007
Cold Sassy Tree / Leaving Cold Sassy Hardcover 3655239 $178.04 $39.64 2011
Spark Notes Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns (2002-07-15) Paperback 1783573 $148.21 $9.81
COLD SASSY TREE (COLD SASSY TREE, NO 1) Paperback 2477707 $20.00 $0.49
Leaving Cold Sassy Paperback 129572 $11.99 $2.01 2007
Spark Notes Cold Sassy Tree Paperback 1537381 $29.99 $3.57 2002
Cold Sassy Tree Paperback 389748 $3.87 $0.01 1986
[COLD SASSY TREE]Cold Sassy Tree By Burns, Olive Ann(Author)Paperback On 01 Sep 2007) Audio CD 546818 $12.43 $5.28 2008
[ COLD SASSY TREE ] By Burns, Olive Ann ( Author) 2008 [ Compact Disc ] CD-ROM 5226806 $21.93 $21.93 2008
Cold Sassy Tree Audio CD 1354320 $11.99 $6.06 2008