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READ PDF Ø A Painted House Þ The Hill People And The Mexicans Arrived On The Same Day It Was A Wednesday, Early In September The Cardinals Were Five Games Behind The Dodgers With Three Weeks To Go, And The Season Looked Hopeless The Cotton, However, Was Waist High To My Father, Over My Head, And He And My Grandfather Could Be Heard Before Supper Whispering Words That Were Seldom Heard It Could Be A Good Crop Thus Begins The New Novel From John Grisham, A Story Inspired By His Own Childhood In Rural Arkansas The Narrator Is A Farm Boy Named Luke Chandler, Age Seven, Who Lives In The Cotton Fields With His Parents And Grandparents In A Little House That S Never Been Painted The Chandlers Farm Eighty Acres That They Rent, Not Own, And When The Cotton Is Ready They Hire A Truckload Of Mexicans And A Family From The Ozarks To Help Harvest ItFor Six Weeks They Pick Cotton, Battling The Heat, The Rain, The Fatigue, And Sometimes Each Other As The Weeks Pass Luke Sees And Hears Things No Seven Year Old Could Possibly Be Prepared For, And He Finds Himself Keeping Secrets That Not Only Threaten The Crop But Will Change The Lives Of The Chandlers Forever , Belfry Holdings, Inc P Random House, Inc Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division Of Random House, Inc This is not the usual John Grisham fare, but instead is a beautiful story told with great warmth and compassion I have always enjoyed Grisham s books as good airplane reads but never expected that he would write a book that I would list as one of my all time favorites. I learned that John Grisham should write books in this genre because this is his best work.forget all those clients, partners, pelicans One night, with a bunch of old friends in an apartment above Times Square, we tuned in to tv before turning in and The Bill Moyers Report was being aired his guest was John Grisham From his first responses, it was obvious that he possessed gravitas beyond his public persona Grisham grew up in Arkansas, the son of a cotton farmer, and went on to Law School but swiftly left that field of endeavor He was a born story teller and has used the law background to great advantage The next week I read The Partner which was clever and classy and all those best seller adjectives However, as I started reading The Painted House it was a most touching, true and arresting book that deserves the most serious consideration Not just a coming of age story, this book deals with so many universal themes that no one could read it without making contact It is a beautiful book Put it on your bedside table pile. Great read therapeutic,compelling,enjoyable and a moving storydetermination,twists and turns to hold your interest to the end..well written paperback A Painted House, John GrishamA Painted House is a 2001 novel by American author John Grisham Story is told through the eyes of seven year old Luke Chandler, the youngest in a family of cotton farmers struggling to harvest their crop and earn enough to settle their debts 2002 1380 680 9644051254 21 1380 496 9646326889