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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, 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 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.

On-sale February 6, 2001.

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill.

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Cari Sheriff, July 30, 2008 (view all comments by Cari Sheriff)
Although not your typical Grisham story line, this book had me wrapped in it from day one. I felt like I was in the book, back in time (thanks to vivid descriptions) and would suggest this to anyone looking for a good story line that will addict you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385501200
Author:
Grisham, John
Publisher:
Doubleday Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Arkansas
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:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Large Print:
Y
Series Volume:
issue 3
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.55x6.48x1.33 in. 1.44 lbs.

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