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Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
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Sep 22, 07

it was amazing
Read in September, 2007

My favorite book of all time. It hits on all cylinders -- it's hilariously funny, it's poignant, it's sad, it's witty, it's a historical snapshot, it's quintessentially southern -- and perhaps those with a similar background will understand it best. Maybe you can hear your relatives saying similar things.

I read it in 9th grade b/c it was required reading, and I was never the same...I have read it multiple times. I "made" my husband read it when we were dating. The author and I were born on the same day (July 17), so this is all around book kismet for me.

The cover review says it best: "Rich with emotion, humor and tenderness. A novel about an old man growing young, a young man growing up, and the modern age coming to a small southern town." (Washington Post)

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