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Cold Sassy Tree

Olive Anne Burns

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1. What causes Rucker death?

2. After whom does Will name his dog?

3. How old is Aunt Loma?

4. How does Camp commit suicide?

5. Who sees Miss Love kissing Clayton McAllister?

6. Who directs the school play?

7. How is Aunt Carrie related to Will Tweedy?

8. Who saves T. R. on the train trestle?

9. Who is the Tweedys’ cook?

10. Who erases Miss Love’s name from the Toy family Bible?

11. What does Miss Love name her racehorse?

12. Who goes to New York?

13. Who raped Miss Love?

14. Cold Sassy’s first Fourth of July celebration since the Civil War take place in what year?

15. Who has the first motorcar in Cold Sassy?

16. Who was Miss Love’s boyfriend before she married Rucker?

17. Who ends up with Mattie Lou’s piano?

18. What kind of car does Rucker buy?

19. What does Rucker give Miss Love for her birthday?

20. When is Miss Love’s birthday?

21. Which of Will’s friends dies before the novel begins?

22. According to Miss Love, why does Queenie eat from trays instead of plates?

23. What is the new name of Cold Sassy’s hotel?

24. Where is Miss Love Simpson from originally?

25. At the end of the novel, what is the town renamed?

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