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Publisher Comments:

Five CDs, approx. 5 hrs.

performance by David Lansbury

The 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 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 it.

For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, and fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever.

A PAINTED HOUSE is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience.

About the Author

John Grisham lives with his family in Virginia and Mississippi. His previous novels are A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, and The Testament.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553712520
performance Read:
Lansbury, David
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Lansbury, David
Read:
Lansbury, David
Author:
Grisham, John
Author:
John Grisham, read by David Lansbury
Author:
Lansbury, David
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Migrant agricultural laborers
Subject:
Baseball stories
Subject:
Cotton growing
Subject:
Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Children's secrets.
Subject:
Tenant farmers
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Edition Number:
Abridged ed.
Edition Description:
Five CD
Abridged:
Y
Series:
John Grisham
Series Volume:
2001-4
Publication Date:
20010206
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
5 sound discs (ca. 5 hrs.
Dimensions:
4.95x5.77x1.04 in. .49 lbs.

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