Sycamore Row: A Novel,

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2013 - Clanton (Miss. : Imaginary place) - 741 pages
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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 himselffrom a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new,handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adultchildren, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict asriveting and dramatic as the murder trial that madeBrigance one of Ford County's most notoriouscitizens, just three years earlier.

The second will raises far more questions than itanswers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of hisfortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy andpainkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And

what does it all have to do with a piece of land onceknown 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 twenty-five years after the publication of A Time to Kill

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... plot was easily gussable. - Flipkart
Not a page turner but a very decent airport read. - Flipkart
... felt like d ending of a Bollywood movie. - Flipkart

Review: Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance #2)

User Review  - Kaye - Goodreads

I liked the set up and the characters. Wealthy man leaves a hand written will for Jake Brigance to defend against the children that were forgotten in the new will. Parts of the middle dragged leading ... Read full review

Review: Sycamore Row (Jake Brigance #2)

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

Originally, my criticism of this book was going to be it's heavy-handed approach to racism. "This is too much," I says to myself. "Even in 1988 Mississippi, things can't REALLY be this 'black & white ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

JOHN GRISHAM is the author of twenty-six novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and four novels for young readers.

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