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Sparring partners / John Grisham

Grisham, John, (author.). Grisham, John. Homecoming. (Added Author). Grisham, John. Strawberry moon. (Added Author). Grisham, John. Sparring partners. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library LARGE PRINT GRI (Text) 33500013674072 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library LARGE PRINT GRI (Text) 33500013674080 New Checked out 12/28/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593632369
  • ISBN: 0593632362
  • Physical Description: 401 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2022]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Homecoming -- Strawberry moon -- Sparring partners.
Summary, etc.:
"Homecoming" takes us back to Ford County, the fictional setting of many of John Grisham's unforgettable stories. Jake Brigance is back, but he's not in the courtroom. He's called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer in Clanton, who three years earlier became a local legend when he stole money from his clients, divorced his wife, filed for bankruptcy, and left his family in the middle of the night, never to be heard from again--until now. Now Mack is back, and he's leaning on his old pals, Jake and Harry Rex, to help him return. His homecoming does not go as planned. In "Strawberry Moon," we meet Cody Wallace, a young death row inmate only three hours away from execution. His lawyers can't save him, the courts slam the door, and the governor says no to a last-minute request for clemency. As the clock winds down, Cody has one final request. The "Sparring Partners" are the Malloy brothers, Kirk and Rusty, two successful young lawyers who inherited a once prosperous firm when its founder, their father, was sent to prison. Kirk and Rusty loathe each other, and speak to each other only when necessary. As the firm disintegrates, the resulting fiasco falls into the lap of Diantha Bradshaw, the only person the partners trust. Can she save the Malloys, or does she take a stand for the first time in her career and try to save herself?
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    In Homecoming, one of this trio of novellas, Grisham revisits one of his most popular characters, attorney Jake Brigance (from A Time to Kill, Sycamore Road, and A Time for Mercy). Here, Brigance is surprised to learn that a former colleague, who fled the country after stealing money from his clients, wants to come home. The story sets the reader up with certain expectations and then goes in an entirely different direction, leading to a satisfying and surprising conclusion. "Strawberry Moon," the most emotionally resonant of the three novellas, is set during the few hours remaining in the life of death-row inmate Cody Wallace, who was convicted as a teenager and has spent half his existence awaiting execution. "Sparring Partners," which is most like a Grisham legal thriller, puts readers on the metaphorical battlefield as two brothers, co-owners of a struggling legal firm, are forced to hammer out a truce; the warring brothers are wonderful characters, and the story is full of twists and turns. An absorbing collection and a real treat for Grisham's fans.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Grisham's books have sold nearly 500,000 copies, a number that will take another leap forward with his first collection of novellas. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

John Grisham is the author of forty-seven consecutive #1 bestsellers, which have been translated into nearly fifty languages. His recent books include The Judge's List, Sooley, and his third Jake Brigance novel, A Time for Mercy, which is being developed by HBO as a limited series.
 
Grisham is a two-time winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was honored with the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction.
 
When he's not writing, Grisham serves on the board of directors of the Innocence Project and of Centurion Ministries, two national organizations dedicated to exonerating those who have been wrongfully convicted. Much of his fiction explores deep-seated problems in our criminal justice system.
 
John lives on a farm in central Virginia.

Subject: Agency (Law) > Fiction.
Prisoners > Fiction.
Law firms > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Large type books.
large print books.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
FICTION / Thrillers / Legal
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Agency (Law)
Brothers.
Families.
Large type books.
Law firms.
Prisoners.
Prisoners > Fiction.
Lawyers > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Large print books.
Mississippi > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
Novellas.
Short stories.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
Novellas.
Short stories.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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