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STUDY GUIDE FOR COLD SASSY TREE BY OLIVE ANN BURNS
The hand covered journal
Loma's attempt to cling to hopes and dreams that will never come true for her. Also, Will's future as a writer.
Cold Sassy Tree
Olive Ann Burns
Meaning of the Title
The town had at one time had a grove of sassafras trees just at the outskirts of town. People would take train rides just to look at the trees. At the time Will tells his story, only one tree is left standing, the Cold Sassy tree.
Cold Sassy and other small towns in Georgia
Young adult novel
First person, Will Tweedy
Rucker Blakeslee/Will Tweedy
Rucker's family and the town of Cold Sassy
Point of View
First person/Will's view point
Rucker Blakeslee vs. Cold Sassy and Will Tweedy vs. boyhood innocence
Grandpa becoming more obviously in love with Love Simpson, and Will awakening to an understanding of adult relationships
Will finds out that Grandpa actually does love Love and learns the secret past that makes her try to keep her distance from him.
Grandpa and Love fall in love openly, and the town gradually becomes more tolerant of her if not totally accepting.
Campbell Williams commits suicide, Grandpa hires Will's enemies to help in the store, the store is robbed, and Rucker dies from his injuries and pneumonia after being told that Love is pregnant.
Love/acceptance, maturing, prejudice
Family, Religious faith
Love's name, new cars, the store, the saddle, Lightfoot McClendon, hand covered journal
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