Cold Sassy Tree
By: Olive Ann Burns
The story takes place in Cold Sassy, Georgia where a proprietor of a general store, E. Rucker Blakeslee, gets engaged with Love Simpson who is half his age. As the rumor of the engagement spreads through the town the people of the town gossip about it. In the middle of it all is Will Tweedy, Blakeslee’s fourteen year old grandson. Will is a witness of the engagement and is one of the few relatives that actually likes Love Simpson.