Certainly Grisham is an excellent story teller.
I was charmed by the simplicity of this tale. It reminded me more of something that might be written by John Steinbeck.
Inspired by his childhood in Arkansas, A Painted House (2001) is Grisham’s first major work outside the legal thriller genre in which he established himself.
Set in the late summer and early fall of 1952, its 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. …
It was made into a television film in 2003, starring Scott Glenn and Logan Lerman.
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