Writing Techniques in Cold Sassy Tree

Olive Ann Burns
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As Burns labored on her family history in the early 1970s, a journalist by training and a perfectionist by nature, she left no stone unturned. She interviewed, she collected, she scoured, she assembled. She believed in knowing people through their speech, and arduously collected colloquialisms, patterns of speech, phraseology, curious names, local superstition, death stories, and folk lore. In creating a novel she followed the adage of "writing what you know about" and turned to her ancestral home town, renaming it Cold Sassy, to weave her collected treasures of regional color into the novel's fabric.

Cold Sassy Tree is a marriage of the coming-of-age novel and the universal love story. The novel accomplishes its dual purpose through the narration of Will Tweedy, who chronicles both his passage into adolescence and the love story of his mentor, grandfather, E. Rucker Blakeslee and his new bride.

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