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 Olive Ann Burns

Olive Ann Burns

Birth
Banks County, Georgia, USA
Death 4 Jul 1990 (aged 65)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 55140713 · View Source
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American Author. She is best known for her single completed novel, Cold Sassy Tree, published in 1984. She worked for the Atlanta Journal and wrote under the pseudonym "Amy Larkin". She married Andy Sparks, a fellow journalist. In 1971 Burns began writing down family stories as dictated by her parents. In 1975 she was diagnosed with lymphoma and began to change the family stories into a novel that would later become Cold Sassy Tree. The novel was finally published eight years after it was begun, in 1984. Burns received so many letters pleading for a follow-up novel that she began writing Leaving Cold Sassy. Burns died of heart failure in 1990, at age 65, in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, before finishing the manuscript, and the uncompleted novel was published in 1992 along with her notes.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olive Ann Burns (17 Jul 1924–4 Jul 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55140713, citing Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .