The Whisper of the River

By: Sams, Ferrol

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Book Condition: Good


Moderate edgewear, thumbled, text clean. A coming of age novel -- a rural Georgia boy goes off to the university in the 1930s.


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The bittersweet and very funny story of a young man's journey to adulthood that the Nashville Banner called "Americana at its best."

Young for his class and small for his age, Porter Osborne, Jr., leaves his rural Georgia home in 1938 to meet the world at Willingham University, armed with the knowledge that he has been "Raised Right" in the best Baptist tradition. What happens over the next four years will challenge the things he holds infallible: his faith, his heritage, and his parents' omniscience. As we follow Porter's college career, full of outrageous pranks and ribald humor, we sense a quiet, constant flow toward maturity. Peppered with memorable characters and resonant with details of place and time, The Whisper of the River is filled with the richness of spirit that makes great fiction.

"Wry, incisive, delicately structured, emotionally complex, and hilarious." -- Atlanta Magazine

Title: The Whisper of the River

Author Name: Sams, Ferrol

Categories: General,

Edition: Later Edition

Publisher: NY, Penguin Books: 1986

ISBN Number: 0140083871

ISBN Number 13: 9780140083873

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 503004476

Keywords: Fiction. College. Coming of Age.