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  - Amy - Goodreads

I did not like this book! it was super weird for me a teenage girl to be in the mind of a nasty little boy! Read full review

Review: Run with the Horsemen (Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series)

User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

Loved reading about Macon in this one. Reminded me of my college days at Wesleyan. When I grew up and married, I found out that Ferrol Sams had been my husband's family's doctor many years ago. Read full review

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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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