Run with the Horsemen

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Penguin Books, 1984 - Fiction - 422 pages
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Porter Osborne Jr. is a precocious, sensitive, and rambunctious boy trying to make it through adolescence during the depression years. On a red-clay farm in Georgia he learns all there is to know about cotton chopping, hog killing, watermelon thumping, and mule handling. School provides a quick course in practical joking, schoolboy crushes, athletic glory, and clandestine sex. But it is Porter's family - his genteel, patient mother, his swarm of cousins, his snuff-dipping grandmother, and, most of all, his beloved though flawed father - who teach Porter the painful truths about growing up strong enough to run with the horsemen.

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

3.5*** This is a semi-autobiographical novel detailing the coming of age of a young boy – the scion of a well-to-do cotton farmer in rural George, during the Depression. The Boy is the only son of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - JamesMScott - LibraryThing

Candid memoir, fictionally told by a middle-Georgia southerner, of his formative years. Honest, observant, written with the wisdom and clarity of a man of 58. Sams died in early 2013. I will read the ... Read full review

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About the author (1984)

Ferrol Sams is a physician, humorist, storyteller, and the bestselling author of eight novels rooted in the oral tradition of southern humor and folklore. He lives in Fayetteville, Georgia.

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