Cold Sassy Tree

Version: Unabridged
Author: Olive Ann Burns
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Genres: Literature, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2008
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee, barely three weeks a widower, elopes with Miss Love Simpson, a woman half his age, a pious Southern town comes to life for fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy.

Reviews (2)


Written by Anonymous on January 16th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very well-written. Engaging and personable reader.

great book

Written by Anonymous on November 16th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

well written, excellently read, i just finished this book today and already miss the characters

Author Details

Author Details

Burns, Olive Ann

Olive Ann Burns was born in 1924 on a farm in Banks County, Georgia, and went to school in nearby Commerce, which was the model for Cold Sassy. She attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia; received a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and for ten years was on the Sunday magazine staff of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. She turned to fiction writing as a respite during treatment for cancer. She completed Cold Sassy Tree and a partial manuscript for its sequel, Leaving Cold Sassy, before her death in 1990.