Time Was Author:John Foster West When John Ward visited the hillcountry cabin in western North Carolina where he was born, it seemed impossible to him that he had spent any part of his life there. How could he have come from such a place? Had his mother, Alvira, alone given him the little that was good in his childhood? Or had that stubborn old tyrant that he remembered as h... more »is father contributed something too? And what was that something? "Time was," John Ward thought, "when it filled the world like fresh air and toil and hunger and pain and Momma's remedies, but now..."
TIME WAS is the forceful story of a man's search for the truth about the father he rejected and the mother he never quite understood. Bold and compelling, and narrated in the exuberant and often bawdy language of its characters, it presents two unforgettable people, a man and his wife, whose innate and abiding strength enabled them to meet adversity with fortitude and even courage.« less