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A Painted House A Novel by John Grisham

A Painted House A Novel (original 2001; edition 2003)

by John Grisham

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A moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience.
Title:A Painted House A Novel
Authors:John Grisham
Info:Dell Publishing (2003), Paperback
Collections:Your library
Tags:Fiction, American South, Arkansas

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Not a book I would have picked up had it not been written by John Grisham. I thoroughly enjoyed it! ( )
  MustangGuy | Oct 17, 2019 |
Really enjoyed this Grisham book. ( )
  deb.d | Jun 13, 2019 |
He is a master of whatever genre he writes in. Legal thrillers are not my cup of tea and I am grateful that he wrote a literary novel about his childhood for us to read. Enjoyed it and would want to read it again ( )
  sidiki | Jul 7, 2018 |
3.5 stars ( )
  mitabird | Jun 10, 2018 |
Really enjoyed this Grisham book. ( )
  deb115 | Apr 26, 2018 |
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For seven-year-old Luke Chandler, 1952 is proving to be a year filled with secrets. Heavily in debt and renting some of the most flood-prone land in Arkansas, his family must do whatever it takes to bring in a good cotton crop this yar. But Luke witnesses things that could threaten his famiy's entire community. A forbidden love affair is brewing between two of the Chandlers' migrant workers. Two brutal murders are committed. A fatherless baby is born. And someone has secretly begun painting the Chandler's dilapidated farmhouse, whose weathered clapboards make Luke's mother look wistfully on the missed opportunities of life. Beautifully evoking an extraordinary time and place, A Painted House has captivated millions of readers. Depicting aspects of family, community, trust, and faith through the eyes of a charming little boy.
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