Number 1 "New York Times "bestselling author John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill." "This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters: Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons embark on a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit Inez's youngest son, Raymond--on death row. A hard-drinking, low-grossing divorce lawyer fed up with his wife, his life, and the law plans a drastic escape after an unexpected phone call. A quiet, unassuming data collector sets out to bring down a flashy casino owner with his skill at blackjack--as payback for the theft of his wife. A stalker hunts victims in a retirement home, a lawyer confronts a vengeful adversary from the past, and a young man from a prominent family is driven off by scandal and fear--but finds unexpected redemption on the wrong side of the tracks. Often hilarious, frequently moving, and always entertaining, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.
|Publish Date:||Aug 2010|
|Number of Pages:||356|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.45|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.25 x 7.75 x 0.75|
Grisham's (www.jgrisham.com) first collection of short stories, in which he returns to the Ford County, MS, setting of his first novel, A Time To Kill (1989)-also available from Books on Tape and Random Audio-proves his talent beyond the genre of legal thriller. The author himself reads, his Southern accent adding to the authenticity of the characters, including a data collector from an insurance company with an aptitude for blackjack, a man dying of AIDS, and a trio of misfits on a road trip to Memphis. These are just some of the quirky individuals whose stories Grisham expertly weaves together in a crazy-quilt style to create a picture of life in Ford County. Listeners will love it; highly recommended.
[See Major Audio Releases, LJ 10/15/09; the Putnam Ac, which was published in November 2009, was a New York Times, USA Today, and LJ best seller-the Nb will publish in July 2010.-Ed.] - Theresa Stoner, St. Joseph Cty. P.L., South Bend, IN
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