Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row

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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: : Double Day, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780385537926
0385537921
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages)

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Excellent story line, entwines some modern sensibilities into old racist history of the south and some of the challenges people face when standing up for justice in a small southern town. The protagonists were fallible and people made bad decisions but in the end justice was done. Great reading.

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tracysue
Feb 06, 2019

I thought this was one of Grisham’s best.

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fourthdancy
Jun 28, 2018

Between the library and audible.com, I've listened to approximately 50 books in the last 8 months. This book was undoubtedly my favorite! The plot is superb and the narrator is unbelievable!!!

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Bookworm1562
Mar 01, 2018

I was a little disappointed after reading "Rooster Bar," so I went back and re-read "Sycamore Row." It was well worth it.

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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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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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