The Last Juror: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 512 pages
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In 1970, Willie Traynor comes to Clanton, Mississippi, in a Triumph Spitfire and a fog of vague ambitions. Within a year, the twenty-three-year-old finds himself the owner of Ford County’s only newspaper, famous for its well-crafted obituaries. While the rest of America is in the grips of turmoil, Clanton lives on the edge of another age—until the brutal murder of a young mother rocks the town and thrusts Willie into the center of a storm.

Daring to report the true horrors of the crime, Willie makes as many friends as enemies in Clanton, and over the next decade he sometimes wonders how he got there in the first place. But he can never escape the crime that shattered his innocence or the criminal whose evil left an indelible stain. Because as the ghosts of the South’s past gather around Willie, as tension swirls around Clanton, men and women who served on a jury nine years ago are starting to die one by one—as a killer exacts the ultimate revenge.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.


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Quite a good story with a reasonable ending. - LibraryThing
Another thing that annoyed me was the actual ending. - LibraryThing
The character development, esp. - LibraryThing
The ending was also very abrupt. - LibraryThing
In my mind, that is always a suitable ending. - LibraryThing

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The Last Juror by John Grisham In this book we learn about the history of the paper and how putting in controversial obits makes a difference. The new editor also posts a lot of local community news ... Read full review

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The Last Juror is the story of a young journalism graduate who takes a job with a small, weekly newspaper in the town of Clanton, Mississippi and, through a combination of good work, good fortune and ... Read full review

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John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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