A Painted House - by John Grisham (Paperback)
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About the BookAmerica's most riveting storyteller takes readers along as seven-year-old Luke Chandler journeys from innocence to experience in this #1 "New York Times" bestseller, now available in a tall Premium Edition. Reissue.
Book Synopsis#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers -- and two very dangerous men -- came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke's world.
A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born ... and someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives -- and change his family and his town forever.... Don't miss John Grisham's new book, THE EXCHANGE: AFTER THE FIRM!
"Captivating . . . This is John Grisham's best work."--CNN"John Grisham is about as good a storyteller as we've got. . . . The pages turn. The characters take on their own lives. And at times, as the cotton bolls glisten in the sun, you can't help thinking of other coming-of-age novels from the South: Huckleberry Finn or To Kill a Mockingbird."--The New York Times Book Review "The kind of book you read slowly because you don't want it to end . . . Never let it be said this man doesn't know how to spin a good yarn."--Entertainment Weekly "Characters that no reader will forget . . . prose as clean and strong as any Grisham has yet laid down . . . and a drop-dead evocation of a time and place that mark this novel as a classic slice of Americana."--Publishers Weekly
About the AuthorJohn Grisham is the author of forty-seven consecutive #1 bestsellers, which have been translated into nearly fifty languages. His recent books include The Judge's List, Sooley, and his third Jake Brigance novel, A Time for Mercy, which is being developed by HBO as a limited series. Grisham is a two-time winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was honored with the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction. When he's not writing, Grisham serves on the board of directors of the Innocence Project and of Centurion Ministries, two national organizations dedicated to exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted. Much of his fiction explores deep-seated problems in our criminal justice system. John lives on a farm in central Virginia.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.54 Inches (H) x 4.31 Inches (W) x 1.15 Inches (D)
Weight: .54 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 480
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Anchor Books
Author: John Grisham
Street Date: February 28, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-6010
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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