Sycamore Row - John Grisham

Sycamore Row

By John Grisham

  • Release Date: 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
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From 6,323 Ratings

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book.

John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we return to Ford County as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension.
 
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

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Praise for Sycamore Row
 
“Powerful . . . immensely readable . . . the best of his books.”The Washington Post
 
“Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”USA Today
 
“One of [Grisham’s] finest . . . Sycamore Row is a true literary event.”—The New York Times Book Review

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

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  • Sycamore Row

    5
    By jworsley
    Another Grisham page turner with a satisfying ending. Hard to put down, as usual. Only two minor technical comments. "Present and accounted for" is redundant. It should be "present OR accounted for". If you are present, you don't need to be accounted for. Secondly, an acronym is initials which are pronounced as a word, such as OSHA. I don't know how you would pronounce PTC.
  • Predictable

    3
    By Traviswdalton
    Ending was pretty obvious early in the book. Still a good story.
  • Jake & Carla - McConaughey & Judd

    5
    By Hpygrl29
    Great to see these characters again! Reading throughout you were able to visualize the characters which was fantastic! Thoroughly enjoyed it!
  • Classic- No spoiler

    5
    By msboy89
    Just another brilliant work by John Grisham! It was great to get back to Clanton and see how all the guys were doing. I love it mostly because I'm from Mississippi and loved "A Time To Kill".
  • Sycamore Row

    5
    By shemmy4
    When attempting to try to explain the impact and depth of intrigue and interest this literary work had on me I find that words fail. It was and is nothing short of genius.
  • You REALLY Can't Go Home Again

    3
    By The Pilot's Daughter
    Perhaps the most interesting part of this story was the trial towards the end of the book. I've read "A Time to Kill" several times and have always considered it the best of all Grisham's books - my bookcase will attest that I've read them all. Just could not visualize the setting nor see great new depths of character. Even Jake was bland. I know writers have creative license as well, but for crying out loud, get on the grammar train!!! People are HANGED, pictures are hung. If the writer doesn't know this simple rule, smack the editor...
  • Pretty good story

    4
    By wyte boy
    Takes awhile to get into the meat of the story but worth it in the end
  • Sycamore Row

    5
    By Tom1381
    Returning to Jake, Ozzie, Lucian was Like going home again. Excellent story of redress of a horrible Wrong and yet in the end sharing.