Historical novel set in early 20th Century PETROGRAD
Leaving Cold Sassy
“Cold Sassy Tree,” Olive Ann Burns unforgettable story of a Georgia town at the turn of the century, has captivated millions of readers with its tale of Grandpa Blakeslee, his young bride Miss Love, and the irrepressible fiteen-year-old Will Tweedy. Throughout her long battle with cancer, Olive Ann Burns worked passionately on a sequel to this magical book. Only during her final days did she realize she wouldn’t complete it, dictating from her hospital bed her wishes that the finished chapters be published.
The result is “Leaving Cold Sassy” – a portait of the grown-up Will Tweedy; of the feisty young schoolteacher who captures his heart; of the town that has claimed a place in the American imagination; and, in a fascinating reminiscence by her editor, of Olive Ann Burns, a writer who didn’t get a chance to finish her extraordinary tale.
Complete with Olive Ann Burn’s notes for later scenes and chapters exactly as she wrote them, “Leaving Cold Sassy” is a final, loving goodbye to Cold Sassy, Georgia.
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