When All the World Was Young

When All the World Was Young

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Overview

“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: 269,908
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.40(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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When All the World Was Young 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
CarenS More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read - and I read a lot! The characters will stay with you forever. Love everything Ferrol Sams wrote and just wish he wrote more. Wish it was available on Nook!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so very much. I finished 'When All The World Was Young' over a week ago and I am still living with Porter Osborne, Jr. He becomes the person we hoped he would over the short span of his life covered in these wonderful novels. My most urgent hope is that Ferrol Sams has not finished the story. There is so much left to tell and I for one can't wait. I recommend this book and it's predecessors wholeheartedly.
morryb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the third in a series of three on the life of Porter Osborne Jr. The second ended with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This one picks up a few Months later with Porter Osborne starting Medical School at Emory University. It tells of his personal struggles of being at Med School while there is a war going on. Eventaully he makes an effort to deliberatly flunk out and then goes on to boot camp and then over to France. The Stroy is based on the primise that Porter Osborne is trying to find out who he is. Wheter the author is able to anser that or not I do not know since these works are semi autobiographical. The main character himself is never able to answer the question, even though it is often staring him in the face. He is a sinner. He is a man in need of forgiveness and grace as thouse around him are also in need. He is somone who needs to depend upon Christ and when he tries to depend upon himelf and his own strength and wisdom, his world comes tumbling down. When he tries to depend upon his onw moral compass he fails. While I enjoyed the book and all three books in the series, this one was somewhat disapointing as you saw Porters down hill slide. Toward the end when confronted with a beliver, Porter has turned into what he used to oppose. I could have still given this book a five but the ending did not end anything it just stopped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish B & N offered other Ferrol Sams books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go with Sambo thru WWII. This trlogy is the reason I purchased a Nook. I wanted to be able to read these books whenever I wanted to. Too bad this is the only one avalable on Nook.
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