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Gray Mountain: A Novel - John Grisham
Gray Mountain: A Novel
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR   The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she is downsized, furloughed, and escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is... show more
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR   The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she is downsized, furloughed, and escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, all for a slim chance of getting rehired.   In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Samantha’s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack. But some of the locals aren’t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town, and within weeks Samantha is engulfed in litigation that turns deadly. Because like most small towns, Brady harbors big secrets that some will kill to conceal.   Praise for Gray Mountain   “[An] important new novel . . . superior entertainment.”—The Washington Post   “Powerful . . . a satisfying, old-fashioned, good guy/bad guy legal thriller.”—The Christian Science Monitor   “Yes, Gray Mountain is fiction. But after reading the book, you’ll believe heroic action must be taken.”—USA Today   “Grisham has written one of his best legal dramas.”—Associated Press
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780345543257 (0345543254)
ASIN: 0345543254
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it
2.0 2/5: "Grey Mountain" by John Grisham
When The Lehman Brothers bank goes bust in 2008, Manhattan lawyer Samantha Kofer finds herself out of a job, alongside a lot of other lawyers. With a glut of legal talent on the streets and a lack of jobs, she’s forced to take a job in Western Virginia for free, encountering a different world of pro...
FictionZeal
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3.0 from FictionZeal.com re: Gray Mountain by John Grisham
Working for a Wall Street firm meant having it all – making a lot of money and living the dream. But for many during the Wall Street crash of 2008, it was all about to come to an abrupt end. Samantha Kofer was an up and coming attorney in a Wall Street firm. Now she’s out of work but told that th...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
2.0 Gray Mountain
I was looking forward to reading this after seeing that it was on the bestseller list and two people highly recommended it. There were a couple of things that I didn't like about this book. One, there wasn't enough of a plot or character development to move the story forward, so it relied heavily on...
Fran
Fran rated it
3.5 Classic Grisham
You really can't go wrong with John Grisham for a good read. Gray Mountain is no exception. I've read nearly all of Grisham's books and they're all solid reads that define the legal thriller genre. Gray Mountain does for the coal industry what Runaway Jury did for the tobacco industry. Set in Appala...
Rough Draft Hero
Rough Draft Hero rated it
0.0 Untitled Thriller
*sigh* burned again.
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