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Run with the Horsemen (Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series)
by Ferrol Sams

Published: 1984-07-03
Paperback : 432 pages
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A boy's account of growing up in the South during the depression era. Both a rare first novel and a new American classic, Sams novel has been compared to Tom Sawyer and To Kill a ...
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A boy's account of growing up in the South during the depression era. Both a rare first novel and a new American classic, Sams novel has been compared to Tom Sawyer and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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by phoebe.terry (see profile) 02/02/16

 
  "A new Southern classic"by readalotmom (see profile) 01/19/12

This is a great southern novel. The story of "the boy" (Porter Osborne Jr.) is simple, honest, raw, lively, humorous, and at times heart-breaking. Sams uses great word pictures to describe the characters.... (read more)

 
  "Enjoyable, coming of age tale set in rural depression-era South."by hlarson (see profile) 12/30/09

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Ferrol Sams semi-autobiographical story about growing up outside of Atlanta during the depression. His take on racial relations of the times, drinking, tolerance and etiquette... (read more)

 
  "Run with the Horsemen"by judybird (see profile) 07/23/09

I really appreciated learning what it was actually like living thru the aftemath of the depression. It was a very colorful story following the adventures of Little Porter and his extended family.

 
  "Run with the horseman"by juspdebdan (see profile) 07/23/09

Tom Sawyer, depression era, deep south. Same song, different tune.

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