Sycamore Row: A Novel by John Grisham

Sycamore Row: A Novel

byJohn Grisham

Kobo ebook | October 22, 2013

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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


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Title:Sycamore Row: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385537921

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great follow-up Loved A Time To Kill, and this was an excellent follow-up to it. Lots of familiar faces, and the courtroom parts, like A Time To Kill, really captured Grisham's ability to set a tone and mood, and put you there with the characters in the courtroom.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I loved this book, it was a real page turner. I think it was one of his best books
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Typical Grisham I've rad a lot of John Grisham books and really like them. Love the battles in the court room and this book once again outlines his skill in that department.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was the novel. This was definitely the novel that got me into Crime, especially considering I was mostly focused on romance. I'm so glad I read this book, It was amazing. It really brings you into the characters and the story. Outstanding, I can't wait to read another one of his books!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sequel to "A Time to Kill" I haven't read Grisham in some time, and have found many of his newest novels to be less than stellar. "Sycamore Row" however is a very good read. I found myself invested quickly as we meet Seth Hubbard, a multimillionaire who commits suicide, and leaves everything to his housekeeper and nothing to his children. Enter Jake Brigance, from Grisham's great first novel, "A Time to Kill", as the lawyer for the estate who must defend Hubbard's wishes from the angry children who stand to get bubkiss. As the case proceeds, I found my interest wavering as I was overcome by an occasionally slow moving narrative. However, the final result is rewarding and redeems the novel as a whole.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of his best!! This was an incredible novel. It was Grisham at his best!! I couldn't put it down and recommended it to all my friends who loved it.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! This is one of my favourite John Grisham novels. I read this after I read A Time to Kill and Jake Brigance and Harry Rex are two of my favourites. I adore every story that takes place in Ford County and this is no exception.I would love to see another novel featuring Jake and Harry Rex.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Loved this book. It was the usual awesomeness that I am used to for Grisham novels!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book For me it was slow getting into but it didn't take long before I couldn't put it down
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great story I enjoyed this book from start to finish. John Grisham seems to get better with each book. If you have never read one of his books, you definitely should give this one a try.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing as always! I was hooked right from the beginning, as with all of John Grisham's books!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read this if you are a Grisham fan If you are a Grisham fan, read this book. Grisham takes you back to a familiar setting and brings back some great characters.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sycamore row Enjoyed this enormously. It,s good to catch up with old friends, the story keeps you glued to the book!
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Grisham Favourite! I always find it difficult to get into another writer's work after reading a John Grisham novel! For me, no one else has this ability.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cycamore Row Too predictable right from the beginning. Not up to the usual standards of other Grisham books. No suspense.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sycamore Row This book highlights the fact that there are people of all race, origin and culture that struggle with the past and want o fix the negatives and stereotypes but need someone to believe that it can be done Always enjoy Johns books
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing.. Awesome. Full of twists and turns. Things kept popping up that surprised me. A great read. Another John Grisham masterpiece.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sycamore Row A great read in true Grisham Style. I loved revisiting Jake Brigance, Harry Rex Vonner and Judge Atlee and hope to be able to go back again someday.
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sycamore Row. I think Mr. Grisham writes a good story and one learns about the law in America. Sycamore Row was interesting because in bought out a lot of feelings that people still have. It was great that in the end it brought people together. You know there is only one race, and it is human. M. Fisher.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Captivating Loved it from beginning to end and if it was another 500 pages I would have continued to enjoy it. Probably my favorite Grisham book!
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sycamore Row This was a great book. I really enjoyed it. The characters were real and down to earth. Another great read from John Grisham
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible!!!!! Locked me in from the first page!! Truly a joy to read a tome with such depth and thought. This is one of my favorites and surely an instant classic.
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sycamore Row Grisham does a great job of keeping the reader engaged throughout what could be a rather dull process in will judgement. Once I got into it, I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Syvamore Row Great use of characters from A Time To Kill . Completely different isues but similar in many ways. History of south still having huge affect on lives . Great resolution.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down... Being a fan of A Time to Kill, I was excited for Sycamore Row. Grisham did not disappoint taking us back to the south inside the courthouse with Jake Brigance, Harry Rex and the drunken Lucien Wilbanks. Fingers crossed that this too makes it to the big screen.
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sycamore row Awesome, captivating just makes you want Amazing, captivating, makes you just want more. Can't wait to go back to Ford County.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sycamore Row Awesome book. Don't want to put it down. Another good book by John Grisham.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another excellent novel from Grisham John Grisham does it again. An engaging read with a great plot. A once you start you can't put it down read!
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended Great sequel and looking forward to the next in this series!
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Story! This is quite a good story especially if you are interested in a career as a lawyer. There is a lot of detail on preparing for the trial, seeking witnesses, and the actual trial itself. I was captivated right at the beginning and found it to be an easy satisfying read right to the end.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the wait Like catching up with old friends, loved this book.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sycamore row Great interesting story
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sycamore Row Loved every minute of the read, another great journey from Grisham
Date published: 2014-10-20