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Ford County Stories (Paperback)

Author:  John Grisham
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0440246210
ISBN-13: 9780440246213
Sku: 212124298
Publish Date: 8/17/2010
Pages:  356
By the time the news of Bailey's accident spread through the rural settlement of Box Hill there were several versions of how it happened. (from the first line)
In his first collection of short stories, John Grisham takes readers back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, "A Time to Kill." Available in a tall Premium Edition.
Perhaps emboldened by the success of his initial endeavor into true crime (AN INNOCENT MAN), John Grisham continues to expand his literary repertoire with his first collection of short stories. Fittingly, the stories document the various interactions of citizens in the fictional locale of Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of several of Grisham's beloved legal thrillers, where disparities, both superficial (race) and significant (class), often overwhelm the more fundamental similarities between people.
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John Grisham
John Grisham woke up at 5:00 every morning for three years to complete his first novel, A TIME TO KILL. Working as a lawyer and a member of Mississippi's state legislature, Grisham published his debut thriller with a small and somewhat unknown publisher, receiving only local readership in his home state. He finally burst on to the national scene with his second novel, THE FIRM, a legal thriller that sold millions of copies and stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for 47 weeks. Shortly afterward, Grisham moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where he began working on a series of new legal thrillers, including THE PELICAN BRIEF and THE CLIENT, all of which became bestsellers and were subsequently made into successful films. Having graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford with a law degree in 1981, Grisham went on to base his popular thrillers on his experience as a specialist in criminal defense. His once-unknown debut, A TIME TO KILL, was made into a major motion picture in 1996.


"[T]hese seven stories seem so artless that the artlessness turns into an art. They're terrifically charming, if only for this one thing: They start out at a beginning and march straight through to an end. They lack plot twists, literary surprises, authorial showing off....[Y]ou absolutely can't stop reading." - Carolyn See 11/06/2009

"Mr. Grisham took seven of his unused plot ideas and turned each of them into a sharp, lean tale free of subplots and padding....This book begins on a light note and ends with a teary one; in between it's full of tacit suspense that hinges on the bending, breaking and subversion of Mississippi law." - Janet Maslin 11/02/2009

"Grisham proves that he can write compelling short stories..." - Justin Warshaw 05/07/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0356
Product attributePublisher:   Dell Publishing Company
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