A Painted House

(John Grishham)

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Three cassettes, approx. 3 hrs.performance by David LansburyThe 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 seas ...Continua
Wrote 8/5/13
Libro insolito per Grisham, così lontano dal mondo degli avvocati dalle parcelle esorbitanti degli altri libri. Tuttavia, per chi volesse fare un salto in un'America più vicina agli scenari nostrani, fatta di famiglie unite di lavoratori, di persone...Continua
Wrote 2/29/12
First came Mark Twain with his Huck Finn, then follwed Harper Lee's Scout, finally John Grisham with Luke Chandler. Growing up in the Deep South is a great advenure, even if one just witnesses things happen in other people's life. Luke is an hero in...Continua
Wrote 11/22/11
Cotton-picking season in 1952 rural Arkansas seen through the eyes of a seven-year old boy. His escape from all the hardships of farming is baseball - listening to radio broadcasts of the Cards' games is almost the only family leisure, and he dreams...Continua
Wrote 3/28/09

I wasn't sure I would like this novel since it's not Grisham's usual legal thriller, but I loved the characters. This turned out to be one of my favorite books.

A Painted House
This book is one of a handful where Grisham has departed from his usual courtroom drama genre. I was really impressed with his writing here. This is a richly detailed and enthralling character-driven period tale told from the point of view of a 7 y...Continua

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