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Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns

Cold Sassy Tree - Olive Ann Burns

For some people, there are short periods in their lives when they have to do a lot of growing up, very quickly. For Hoyt Willis Tweedy, that time is the summer, fall, and winter of 1906. Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns, tells the story of the summer that Will stopped being a child. The blurbs on the front and back of the edition I read told me that this was a hilarious book. While there are parts of this book that made me laugh, Cold Sassy Tree mostly made me angry or sad. That said, I can understand why the other blurbs of this book call it “one of the best portraits of small town southern life ever written” (Pat Conroy)—though I have to point out that this book is very much a portrait of white southern life...


Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.