Take a journey into Ford County, the fictional setting of John s Grisham s first novel, A Time to Kill.
John Grisham has written twenty-one previous novels and one work of nonfiction, The Innocent Man, published in 2006. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.
Grisham's (www.jgrisham.com) first collection of short stories, in which he returns to the Ford County, MS, setting of his first novel, A Time To Kill (1989)-also available from Books on Tape and Random Audio-proves his talent beyond the genre of legal thriller. The author himself reads, his Southern accent adding to the authenticity of the characters, including a data collector from an insurance company with an aptitude for blackjack, a man dying of AIDS, and a trio of misfits on a road trip to Memphis. These are just some of the quirky individuals whose stories Grisham expertly weaves together in a crazy-quilt style to create a picture of life in Ford County. Listeners will love it; highly recommended. [See Major Audio Releases, LJ 10/15/09; the Putnam hc, which was published in November 2009, was a New York Times, USA Today, and LJ best seller-the pb will publish in July 2010.-Ed.]-Theresa Stoner, St. Joseph Cty. P.L., South Bend, IN Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
"Ford County is the best writing John Grisham has ever done."
"John Grisham is about as good a storyteller as we've got."
"--The New York Times Book Review