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Sycamore Row

Audie Award Finalist, Thriller/Suspense, 2014

John Grisham takes you back to where it all began… 

John Grisham’s A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial – a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. 

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. 

The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? 

In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first established him as America’s favorite storyteller. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly 25 years after the publication of A Time to Kill.

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Anonymous says:

He’s Baaaccckk! John Grisham’s original work was outstanding. He then fell off with less than impressive work – almost like he was rushing to meet a deadline. Case in point, The Associate which ended horribly leaving loose ends all over the place (and I’ve successfully forgotten the other failures). But with Sycamore Row, it seems Grisham’s got his mojo back. It holds your attention by not revealing what 8 year old Ancil saw until the very end and the question that’s the elephant in the room all through the…

Anonymous says:

Grisham’s story-telling at its best. A blend of comedy, drama, suspense and gut-wrenching angst. This is a sequel to one of Grisham’s best, “A Time to Kill.” Not necessarily a prerequisite – this books stands just fine on its own. picking up a few years later, lawyer Jake Brigance and his family still haven’t recovered fully from the side-affects of the Hailey trial in the previous book. Once again we have a suspenseful plot with the same theme of whether racism and greed will overwhelm the outcome of a legal battle steeped in 1980’s Mississippi. Grisham is definitely an expert…

Anonymous says:

SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham is a fantastic read. The story takes place in a small … SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham is a fantastic read. The story takes place in a small town in the deep South in the late 1980s. It centers on the suicide of a crotchety but wealthy old man, Seth Hubbard. Hubbard leaves a handwritten will, legal in Mississippi, with very detailed instructions on how to dispose of his assets down to specific instructions dealing with his funeral and burial arrangements. In the will he leaves ninety percent of his very substantial estate to his black maid, Lettie…

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