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The Whisper of the River

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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

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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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A beautiful work of the storyteller's art. -- Syndicated columnist James Kilpatrick

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