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Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
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★★★★✩ Turn of the century coming-of-age story told a young adolescent boy, Will Tweedy, who sides with his curmudgeonly grandfather, a store owner bent on marrying a younger woman. I don’t know which is worse in the eyes of this small town Georgian life: the fact that she is “practically a Yankee” or it is only two weeks after the death of his beloved grandmother.

I had mixed feelings about some parts of it as there are some racial words and mores that, in all honesty, were prevalent for that era. Still, it is a compelling story with Will Tweedy making cringe-worthy mistakes and has several life lessons well illustrated. Indeed, one of which is that you can love two people who don’t necessarily love each other. Plus, I enjoyed the advent of the automobile.

The audiobook was well narrated by Tom Parker.
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