Leaving Cold Sassy

Leaving Cold Sassy

The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree

Book - 1992
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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 fifteen-year-old Will Tweedy. Throughout her long battle with, 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.
Publisher: New York : Ticknor & Fields, c1992.
ISBN: 9780899199085
Characteristics: viii, 290 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kenison, Katrina


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Feb 05, 2019

This is the sequel from Olive Ann Burns in the Cold Sassy series. Leaving Cold Sassy if the unfinished book due to the death of the author after the return of her lymphoma. It feels unfinished and does not have the same spirit or depth of characterization as the initial book. Will Tweedy has grown up, finished college, and is now entering the second phase of his life spotting a wife and staring a career. You will enjoy reading about his new adventures and all of the news of the family and friends of Cold Sassy but miss some of the spark of the first novel. 15 Chapters were drafted and laid out prior to her death. Enjoy the comfort of the home town and family but your will miss some of the humor and detail we found in the first book

Aug 15, 2012

Nice glimpse at the beginning of the sequel. I was not crazy about the actual chapters and where they seemed to be going. A bit more bleak than the first. I liked learning more about the author, too. So sad she never lived to finish the sequel.


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