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A Painted House The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day It was a Wednesday, early in SeptemberThe 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 Thus begins the new novel from John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that s never been painted The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest itFor six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and sometimes each other As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven year old could possibly be prepared for, and he finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever ,Belfry Holdings, Inc PRandom House, Inc Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Random House, Inc


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 first responses, it was obvious that he possessed gravitas


  2. says:

    Great read therapeutic,compelling,enjoyable and a moving storydetermination,twists 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 like the author had great ideas for characters but c


  4. says:

    An incredibly wholesome, down to Earth, All American tale.


  5. 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 consistently good When this book first came out I couldn t wait to read it and I fell in love


  6. says:

    Inspired by his own childhood in Arkansas, A Painted House is John Grisham S first major work outside the legal thriller genre, the genre for which he is so well known.Grisham s trademark is suspense If this isn t a legal thriller, does the book at least have suspense Yes, but only to the extent you can see the events of the summer of 1952 through Luke s eyes He is the central protagonist He is seven, and it is


  7. 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 devastating flood and a mentally unhinged


  8. 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 felt like I needed to reciprocate because she usually read


  9. says:

    Generally Grisham is known for his legal thrillers, but A Painted House is one of his works that slightly divulged from that path and tookof a dive into mystery territory From the perspective of a young boy growing up in a quaint 1950 s community, the book tells a tale of simple wishes and troublesome events, but what makes A Painted House really stand out is how well Grisham s book portrays the south in an authentic and endeari


  10. says:

    This is not the usual John Grisham fare, but instead is a beautiful story told with great warmth and compassion I have always enjoyed Grisham s books as good airplane reads but never expected that he would write a book that I would list as one of my all time favorites.


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