Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row

Book - 2013
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When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial -- a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2013
ISBN: 9780345543240
9780385537131
0385537131
Branch Call Number: F GRI NVD
Characteristics: 447 p. ; 25 cm

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trcookIIImddmd
Apr 26, 2017

Grisham wasn't always a liberal; in youth he was plebian, but with riches so many lose touch with reality and become liberals. This a lynching story so, like Faulkner--another liberal, he has to play to his liberal borg and give us his black lynching tale. We are again with Jake Brigance, but this time in a civil suit instead of defense of a murderer in a criminal trial. Grisham practiced law for some years before writing his first book A Time to Kill in which we meet Jake, so he is adept at showing us some law at work.

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JohnTidridge
Nov 07, 2016

Mr. Grisham should take a year off! I read to page 100 and was disappointed that he could not write about the reputation of a lawyer without resorting to vulgarity, the body framework of a waitress without being crude, and a lawyer trying to make out with wife... I am no prude!

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gritslover
Aug 26, 2016

Grisham doesn't disappoint!

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Polonesia
Jun 02, 2016

Good to read continuation of Jake's life after "A Time to Kill".

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hrhhall
May 22, 2016

Too long, he may be getting paid by the word. But as ever, a good story.

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Eil_1
Apr 15, 2016

An excellent book. The only problem I had with it was the repetition of already laid out facts. Nevertheless, it was a definite page turner and the basis for the title becomes apparent only at the end.

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amg954
Mar 04, 2016

I was curious to see how Grisham would bring Jake Brigance back and he did a great job with this book. Plot was intriguing from the beginning and developed well. The legal machinations of the two sides in the courtroom was well played out. I would definitely recommend this book - amazing audiobook - the narrator was fantastic.

VON CORNEILLE Jan 12, 2016

This book was great.

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rahmmie
Jan 10, 2016

It was okay but it was not one of Grisham's best. He telegraphed the ending and the rabbit-out-of-a-hat trick works but not in every book

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reader_135
Aug 04, 2015

This was the first book I read by Grisham, was a bit slow at the start but soon changed into a page turner. Really enjoyed it!

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Polonesia
Jun 02, 2016

The book is continuation of courtroom and personal life of Jake, a lawyer featured in A Time to Kill. If once enjoyed A Time to Kill, once will definitely enjoy Sycamore Row. As previously, the case in Sycamore Row takes place in the South, features a lot of local drama that involves race and the small town problems. It is a nice read and very typical of Grisham.

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