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Ford County: Stories by John Grisham

Ford County: Stories (edition 2010)

by John Grisham

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Title:Ford County: Stories
Authors:John Grisham
Info:Bantam (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 336 pages
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Ford County: Stories by John Grisham



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Loved the stories in this book. Funny, poignant, serious tales that look at the life's of ordinary people in rural Mississippi. I don't usually read short story books but I am sure glad I picked up and read this one. ( )
  foof2you | May 25, 2018 |
Seven short stories about people in Grisham's home town. Memorable characters that held my interest in every story. Not all were legal thrillers, but they all seemed to have a legal bent to them. ( )
  buffalogr | Mar 25, 2018 |
I didn't have many expectations of this book so it was a pleasant surprise to find that some stories are quite interesting. Of course, there are stories that are bland. The last story of the friendship that was developed between a white man suffering from Aids who had gone home to die and the elderly black lady engaged to look after him even touched me a little. ( )
  siok | Feb 4, 2018 |
I don't read short stories usually - but since it was a Grisham collection - I thought I'd give it a try. Glad I did. Loved the stories - memorable characters in every one. Grisham definitely has an eye for characters whose moral center is a bit off. ( )
  TerryLewis | Jun 12, 2017 |
I read part of the book. I became tired of trying to sift through the filthy language and offensive stories that I just stopped reading. This was a first for me. ( )
  lusetta | Mar 22, 2017 |
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The intermittent bursts of genuine thought and originality in “Ford County” show us how good [Grisham] might be if he weren’t so content to coast.
Full of strong characters, simple but resonant plotlines, and charming Southern accents, this collection is solid throughout; though his literary aspirations may seem quaint, Grisham succeeds admirably in his crowd-pleasing craft while avoiding pat endings or oversimplifying (perhaps best exemplified in ""Michael's Room,"" which finds a lawyer facing the consequences of successfully defending a doctor against a malpractice suit).
added by a.thomerson | editPublishers Weekly (Nov 2, 2009)
Mr. Grisham can give his story an unexpected twist without need of a heavy hand. His novels sometimes moralize; these short stories don’t need to because they transform their agendas into pure, vigorous plot.
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By the time the news of Bailey's accident spread through the rural settlement of Box Hill, there were several versions of how it happened.
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Collection of short stories set in the fictional Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of Grisham's first novel, A Time to Kill.
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John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, "A Time to Kill," with this wholly surprising collection of stories.

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