When All the World Was Young

When All the World Was Young


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“Ferrol Sams is a natural-born storyteller with a puckish wit, an obsession with words, and a rare ability to encapsule every off-center character who stumbles into his ken.” – Atlanta Journal & Constitution  

The year is 1942 and Porter Osborne, Jr., is safely ensconced in medical school. He is physically safe, though taunted by the beckoning finger of Uncle Sam. Haunted by the family motto, “Remember who you are,” Porter wrestles with a flood of conflicting emotions. A year later, the conflicts still unresolved, he is an enlisted man in the U.S. Army. In the face of incomprehensible delays and inefficiency, he wonders how America will ever prevail in the world war. Surgical Technician PFC Porter Osborne finally lands at Omaha Beach and joins the Allied fight against Germany.

The final novel in the trilogy that began with Run with the Horsemen and The Whisper of the River, When All the World Was Young continues the story of young Porter Osborne with the supreme wit and wisdom that readers have come to expect from the inimitable Ferrol Sams.

“With his mastery of words, his skills as storyteller supreme and his highly believable attention to detail… Sams remains a master yarn-spinner.” – Nashville Banner

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140172270
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1992
Series: Contemporary American Fiction Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 162,849
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.32(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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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