A Painted House

by John Grisham | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 044023722x Global Overview for this book
Registered by digitaltempest of Montgomery, Alabama USA on 10/4/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by digitaltempest from Montgomery, Alabama USA on Saturday, October 04, 2003
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John Grisham has remained the undisputed champ of the legal thriller. With A Painted House, however, he strikes out in a new direction. As the author is quick to note, this novel includes "not a single lawyer, dead or alive," and readers will search in vain for the kind of lowlife machinations that have been his stock-in-trade. Instead, Grisham has delivered a quieter, more contemplative story, set in rural Arkansas in 1952. It's harvest time on the Chandler farm, and the family has hired a crew of migrant Mexicans and "hill people" to pick 80 acres of cotton. A certain camaraderie pervades this bucolic dream team. But it's backbreaking work, particularly for the 7-year-old narrator, Luke: "I would pick cotton, tearing the fluffy bolls from the stalks at a steady pace, stuffing them into the heavy sack, afraid to look down the row and be reminded of how endless it was, afraid to slow down because someone would notice."

Journal Entry 2 by digitaltempest from Montgomery, Alabama USA on Saturday, October 25, 2003
Promised to Virgulina.

Journal Entry 3 by digitaltempest from Montgomery, Alabama USA on Monday, June 12, 2006
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