Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 642
ISBN: 9780345543240
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Release: 2014
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a wealthy man hangs himself and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 642
ISBN: 0812999053
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Release: 2014-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 515
ISBN: 9780385338608
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Release: 2004
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter.

A Time for Mercy

A Time for Mercy
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385545976
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is "riveting" and "suspenseful." Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line. In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart. Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

Sycamore Row by John Grisham Summary

Sycamore Row by John Grisham Summary
Author: John Grisham,Gyorgy Martin
Pages: 54
ISBN: 1515310655
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Release: 2015-08-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sycamore Row by John Grisham Summary by Al Martzmill WARNING: This is not the original book "Sycamore Row by John Grisham". Do not buy this summary & review ifyou are looking for a full copy of this great book, which can be found back on the Amazon search page. Sycamore Row by John Grisham, one of the best novelists and storytellers, is a highly acclaimed book which is in fact a sequel to A Time To Kill. The plot is about Seth Hubbard, a very rich man who is dying of a lung cancer.He is a slightly paranoid man who trusts only himself, and before he actually hangs himself from sycamore tree, he leaves a handwritten new will.Through his controversial will, in which he stated to leave all of his fortune to his black maid. Later, plot thickens and many things ensue which leaves us to enjoy the book and read more about this conflicting and dramatic trial which is very compelling and deals with a tough topic. Even though this is a marvelous book, it is also very long, and therefore hard to read wholesome. If you are keen to read this book, but you simply have no time to read it whole, then you can certainly buy a great and comprehensible summary of this book on Amazon, in which not a single important part is missed out. Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Ford County

Ford County
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9780440296447
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Release: 2010
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Grisham returns with this seven short stories, all set in Ford Count, Mississipi, which is the location of his first novel, 'A Time to Kill'.

The Summons

The Summons
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780345531988
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Release: 2012-02
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780062416216
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Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

Theodore Boone The Accomplice

Theodore Boone  The Accomplice
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780525556275
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Theodore Boone is back on the case in an all-new adventure! Bestselling author John Grisham delivers a page-turning legal thriller for a new generation of readers. Theo has been worried about his good friend Woody Lambert. Woody is struggling at school and making bad choices. But when Woody is arrested—an unwitting accomplice to armed robbery—Theo knows he is innocent. Racing the clock while Woody sits in jail, Theo will do everything in his power to help his friend and save Woody from an unforgiving system where justice is not equal for all. Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a #1 international bestseller and undisputed master of the modern legal thriller, Theodore Boone’s trials and triumphs will keep readers hooked until the very last page.

The Reckoning

The Reckoning
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781984819581
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Release: 2019-06-18
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 bestselling author John Grisham's The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet. "A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga . . . The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case."--USA Today October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's favorite son--a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime. Pete's only statement about it--to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family--was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave. In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete's defense attorney tries desperately to save him. Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham's signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page. Praise for The Reckoning "The quest for justice is only the beginning in this Southern family saga. . . . [Grisham] does so much more this time around."--Akron Beacon Journal "John Grisham is not only the master of suspense but also an acute observer of the human condition. And these remarkable skills converge in The Reckoning--an original, gripping, penetrating novel that may be his greatest work yet."--David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon "John Grisham is the master of legal fiction, and his latest starts with a literal bang -- and then travels backward through the horrors of war to explore what makes a hero, what makes a villain, and how thin the line between the two might be."--Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things

The Wagers

The Wagers
Author: Sean Michaels
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780735278127
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scotiabank Giller-winner Sean Michaels is back with his widely anticipated second novel, The Wagers, a deeply satisfying story of long odds, magical heists and the dizzying gamble of life. Where does luck come from? What is it worth? And how much of it do you need to be happy? Theo Potiris is a grocer and a comedian who never repeats his jokes. After 15 years of open mics, he's still waiting for his break--bicycling to the comedy club at night, stacking plums at his family's grand and ramshackle supermarket by day. His girlfriend is halfway around the world, searching for enlightenment with a patron who happens to be the richest man on Earth, and when two other loved-ones get struck by bolts from the blue, Theo decides he can't keep chasing his old dreams any longer. He resolves to trade his wishes in, pursuing a bigger score. Here Sean Michaels' novel takes a surprise left turn, away from the price of milk and into a shabby, beautiful, imaginary Montreal where peacocks strut on street corners and gamblers bet on sunny days. Theo uncovers a mysterious association of sports-obsessed mathematicians, The Rabbit's Foot, which is turning probability into riches, and the vigilante No Name Gang, who steal luck from those who have taken more than their fair share. Bursting with sheer story-telling pleasure and stylish prose, The Wagers carries you along on wave after wave of invention--a literary motorcycle chase that soon has you wondering about the randomness of good fortune and all the ways we choose to wage our lives.

Witness to a Trial

Witness to a Trial
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 23
ISBN: 9780385542579
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Release: 2016-09-27
Editor: Doubleday
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Bestseller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, THE WHISTLER A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

When Truth is All You Have

When Truth is All You Have
Author: Jim McCloskey,Philip Lerman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780525566823
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Release: 2021-06-29
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"By the founder of the first organization in the US committed to freeing the wrongly imprisoned, a riveting story of devotion, sacrifice, and vindication Jim McCloskey was at a midlife crossroads when he met the man who would transform his life. A former management consultant, McCloskey had grown disenchanted with the business world; he enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary at the age of 37. His first assignment found him a chaplain at Trenton State Prison in 1980, where he ministered to some of the most violent offenders in the state. Among them was Jorge de los Santos, a heroin addict who'd been convicted of murder years earlier. De los Santos swore to McCloskey that he was innocent--and over time, McCloskey came to believe him. With no legal or investigative training to speak of, McCloskey threw himself into the man's case. Two years later, he successfully effected his exoneration. McCloskey found his calling. He would go on to establish Centurion Ministries, the first group in America devoted to overturning wrongful convictions. Together with a team of forensic experts, lawyers, and volunteers--through tireless investigation and an unflagging dedication to justice--Centurion has freed 63 prisoners and counting, When Truth Is All You Have is McCloskey's inspirational story as well as those of the unjustly imprisoned for whom he has advocated. Spanning the nation, it is a chronicle of faith and doubt; of triumphant success and shattering failure. It candidly exposes a life of searching and struggle, uplifted by McCloskey's certainty that he had found what he was put on earth to do. Filled with generosity, humor, and compassion, it is the account of a man who has redeemed innumerable lives--and incited a movement--with nothing more than his unshakeable belief in the truth"--

The Confession

The Confession
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780385534130
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Release: 2010-10-26
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham's The Litigators and Calico Joe. An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

The Wish Giver

The Wish Giver
Author: Bill Brittain
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0061958492
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Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Newbery Honor Book that the New York Times called "an eerie delight," The Wish Giver is an engaging literary folk story about those who get what they wish for—whether they want it or not. The people of Coven Tree are no strangers to magic. In fact, the town's very name comes from a gnarled old tree where covens of witches used to gather. Even now, imps and fiends continue to appear, frightening the townsfolk with their devilish pranks. Usually these creatures are easy to spot. They have a particular smell, or sound, or way of moving, that betrays their dark nature. But Thaddeus Blinn showed none of these signs when he came to Coven Tree. He was just a funny little man who drifted into town with a strange tale about being able to give people whatever they wished—for only fifty cents. There was nothing scary about him. At least, not until the wishing began...

Private London

Private London
Author: James Patterson,Mark Pearson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781455515530
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Release: 2012-12-04
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Private goes on the hunt for London's most feared killer since Jack the Ripper. For Hannah Shapiro, a young American student, the nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. Now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London. In London, young women are being abducted and their bodies found mutilated in a grotesque, mysterious way. Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, leads the investigation into these brutal murders, which may somehow be linked to Hannah Shapiro. Working together, the two investigators are caught in a desperate race against the odds. Private may be the most advanced detection agency in the world...but can they catch a predator who rivals London's most elusive killer ever?

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows
Author: Wilson Rawls
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307781567
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Release: 2011-01-12
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past. Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR Winner of Multiple State Awards Over 7 million copies in print! “Very touching.” —The New York Times Book Review “One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media “An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal “A book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews “Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona Daily Star “It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post “We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation

Married to a Mistress

Married to a Mistress
Author: Lynne Graham
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781488095634
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Release: 2017-12-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Read this classic romance by USA Today bestselling author Lynne Graham, now available for the first time in e-book! Race to the altar—Maxie, Darcy and Polly are The HUSBAND Hunters! The terms of the will: Maxie, Darcy and Polly have each been left a share of their godmother’s estate—if they marry within a year and remain married for six months… The hunter: Maxie is faced with paying her father’s gambling debts. Her godmother’s bequest could be the answer to her prayers… The husband? Greek tycoon Angelos Petronides has waited three long years to bed Maxie, and mistakenly assumes she will be his the instant he asks… Only, Angelos finds that marriage is the price he must pay to make Maxie his! Originally published in 1998

Shatter

Shatter
Author: Michael Robotham
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780748113996
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Release: 2009-10-01
Editor: Sphere
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The third book in the Joseph O'Loughlin series, from the multi-million-copy bestselling author. Don't miss Michael Robotham's new thriller When She Was Good, out now. Can you hear it? The sound of a mind breaking? A naked woman in red high-heeled shoes is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge with her back pressed to the safety fence, weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, 'you don't understand,' and jumps. Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman's teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights. Joe wants to believe her, but what would drive a woman to such a desperate act? Whose voice? What evil? Praise for Michael Robotham's thrillers: 'I love this guy's books' Lee Child 'Will have you turning the pages compulsively'The Times 'An absolute master' Stephen King 'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James 'Heart-stopping and heart-breaking' Val McDermid 'The real deal' David Baldacci 'Superbly exciting . . . a terrific read' Guardian

Theodore Boone The Scandal

Theodore Boone  The Scandal
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780399187179
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Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows every judge, police officer, and court clerk in Strattenburg. He has even helped bring a fugitive to justice. But even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with statewide standardized testing. When an anonymous tip leads the school board to investigate a suspicious increase in scores at another local middle school, Theo finds himself thrust in the middle of a cheating scandal. With insider knowledge and his future on the line, Theo must follow his keen instincts to do what’s right in the newest case for clever kid lawyer Theo Boone. "Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist." —The New York Times "Smartly written." —USA Today "Edge-of-your-seat drama, sophisticated plotting, and plenty of spunk." —Chicago Sun-Times "Classic Grisham." —The Los Angeles Times