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A Painted House Until That September Of 1952, Luke Chandler Had Never Kept A Secret Or Told A Single Lie But In The Long, Hot Summer Of His Seventh Year, Two Groups Of Migrant Workers And Two Very Dangerous Men Came Through The Arkansas Delta To Work The Chandler Cotton Farm And Suddenly Mysteries Are Flooding Luke S World.A Brutal Murder Leaves The Town Seething In Gossip And Suspicion A Beautiful Young Woman Ignites Forbidden Passions A Fatherless Baby Is Born And Someone Has Begun Furtively Painting The Bare Clapboards Of The Chandler Farmhouse, Slowly, Painstakingly, Bathing The Run Down Structure In Gleaming White And As Young Luke Watches The World Around Him, He Unravels Secrets That Could Shatter Lives And Change His Family And His Town Forever From The Paperback Edition.


About the Author: John Grisham

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at 5 a.m every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987 Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for 600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestseller.Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October 2006 marks his first foray into non fiction.Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur



10 thoughts on “A Painted House

  1. says:

    I learned that John Grisham should writebooks in this genre because this is his best work.forget all those clients, partners, pelicans One night, with a bunch of old friends in an apartment above Times Square, we tuned in to tv before turning in and The Bill Moyers Report was being aired his guest was John Grisham From his firs


  2. says:

    Great read therapeutic,compelling,enjoyable and a moving storylinedetermination,twist and turns to hold your interest to the end..well written paperback


  3. says:

    This was such a horrible book It had potential I kept thinking the story would come around but once I got 2 3 way through the book, I knew there was no room left for a story I finished it anyway and was really disappointed There is absolutely NO story Nothing We are introduced to this family and the other characters for no reason It s almost


  4. says:

    Great read therapeutic,compelling,enjoyable and a moving storydetermination,twists and turns to hold your interest to the end..well written paperback


  5. says:

    A Painted House, John GrishamA Painted House is a 2001 novel by American author John Grisham Story is told through the eyes of seven year old Luke Chandler, the youngest in a family of cotton farmers struggling to harvest their crop and earn enough to settle their debts 2002 1380 680 9644051254 21 A Painted House, John Grisham...


  6. says:

    For being from John Grisham, this was such a great book For a long time I ve enjoyed his legal thrillers, but after a while I suspected each book would be exactly the same as the last with the only difference being the plot Granted that s one of the reasons I liked his novels, because I could trust they would be consistentl...


  7. says:

    A surprisingly good book For me anyway because usually I m not into the legal courtroom thrillers which this book is not so I have avoided Grisham And I have to also humbly admit that I have only read one of his novels, The Firm, and I liked it So, I think I will give the guy a chance and add another of his books I only read this because my mom recommended it and I fel


  8. says:

    I was wary when this book came out doubting Grisham could pull off historical fiction Well he absolutely nailed it It s obvious Grisham drew from his personal experiences growing up in rural Arkansas This is a heart wrenching story of an impoverished farming community It s got it all, destitute share croppers, migrant farm workers, a sweet young boy who lives for baseball, a


  9. says:

    I liked this book There isn t any wild climatic events that you may find in other Grisham books This is a simple novel of a simple life as told by a seven year old boy Still, Grisham manages to capture the feelings of the times a poor family...


  10. says:

    The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952 The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless The cotton, however, was waist high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard It could be a good crop This


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