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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42,169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Olive Ann Burns Narrator: Richard Thomas Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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' chaperone, 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by William Bond | 2/13/2014

    " Wonderful and entertaining. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda Strawn | 2/12/2014

    " Sweet book written in the voice of a 14 year old boy. Good old southern read. Just a joy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/9/2014

    " I absolutely adored this book. I loved the narrator, the characters, the subject matter, the storytelling, the dialect...all of it! Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Olive Ann Burns is a master of the art of writing effortless stories about life that instruct and inspire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather McKeon | 2/7/2014

    " I own this book, but hadn't read it in about 16 years, so it kind of was like reading it for the 1st time. There were so many details that I had forgotten! It's funny and interesting. Just a great story about a family in Georgia in the early 1900s. And Will has a great voice, he's really funny narrator. I'm going to enjoy chatting about this book at book club tonight. "

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