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Sycamore Row  : The Sequel to <i>A Time to Kill</i> - John Grisham

Sycamore Row

The Sequel to A Time to Kill

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Published: 22nd October 2013
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WANT to own something special? To celebrate the publication of the thrilling new sequel to A Time to Kill, the first edition of Sycamore Row, which Grisham has called the Trunk Edition to honour the way he sold his first book out of the trunk of his car, is limited to only 5,000 copies worldwide. This Trunk Edition also contains an exclusive short story and a facsimile of the author's signature. To buy a copy of the Trunk Edition - click here.

Book Description

The most suspenseful novel yet from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham's A Time to Kill has captivated readers with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice. Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history.

Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world's favourite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small American town.

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of non-fiction, and one collection of short stories. His works are translated into thirty-eight languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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    Sycamore Row bristles with all the old authority...It's good to see the troubled attorney back Independent As with earlier books by Grisham, what we are given here is the purest of unvarnished storytelling. Grisham has no truck with any studied elegance of style; he is more in touch with the strategies played out in the books of such predecessors as Erle Stanley Gardner and his dogged attorney, Perry Mason. But he knows that modern readers require a conflicted, multifaceted hero, and that he provides in Jake Brigance. It's good to see the troubled attorney back. The Independent A solid courtroom thriller with plenty to say about the long half-life of prejudice in the deep south... The much-trailed conclusion is powerful. Guardian a gripping read -- Jessica Mann Literary Review Indebted to William Faulkner and Victorian legacy novels, it is Deep South storytelling at its most leisurely, delighting in multiplying subplots and minor characters. -- John Dugdale The Sunday Times

    ISBN: 9781444765564
    ISBN-10: 1444765566
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 464
    Published: 22nd October 2013
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 24.2
    Weight (kg): 0.8

    John Grisham

    One day at the Dessoto County courthouse, John Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.

    That might have put an end to Grisham's hobby. However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full-time career - and spark one of publishing's greatest success stories. The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.

    Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. The Innocent Man (2006) marked his first foray into non-fiction.

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