The Last Juror: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, 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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Tale of small town Mississippi with some murders!!

User Review  - Sean from Ohio - Borders

Its human nature to assume and I assumed this tale by John Grisham was going to be a legal thriller. There were many scenes in and around a courtroom. There were thrilling scenes and a mystery. There ... Read full review

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In this tale by Orange Prize winner Dunmore, a woman discarded by her parents at birth finally finds joy in her own marriage, only to have tragedy intervene. ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
24
Section 4
31
Section 5
39
Section 6
50
Section 7
59
Section 8
69
Section 24
226
Section 25
234
Section 26
244
Section 27
252
Section 28
261
Section 29
269
Section 30
276
Section 31
283

Section 9
83
Section 10
96
Section 11
111
Section 12
117
Section 13
124
Section 14
135
Section 15
144
Section 16
153
Section 17
165
Section 18
178
Section 19
185
Section 20
194
Section 21
203
Section 22
211
Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
319
Section 36
327
Section 37
334
Section 38
344
Section 39
353
Section 40
361
Section 41
368
Section 42
376
Section 43
387
Section 44
398
Section 45
407
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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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