Sycamore Row: A Novel (Jake Brigance)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book. John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we return to Ford... show more
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book. John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we return to Ford County as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? Praise for Sycamore Row “Powerful . . . immensely readable . . . the best of his books.”—The Washington Post “Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA Today “One of [Grisham’s] finest . . . Sycamore Row is a true literary event.”—The New York Times Book Review
Publish date: 2014-08-19
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
It's been a long time since I picked up one of John Grisham's courtroom thrillers, and I'm glad I grabbed "Sycamore Row."This book takes us back into Clanton, Mississippi, a couple of years after the action of A Time to Kill. Lawyer Jake Brigance has received a letter making him the estate lawyer fo...
By: John Grisham Series: Jake Brigance #2 ISBN: 0345543246 Narrated by: Michael Beck Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins Publisher: Random House Audio Publication Date: 8/19/2014 Format: Audio My Rating: 5 Stars No one does riveting and intense courtroom drama, bringing characters to life better than...