Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row

Large Print - 2013
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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: New York : Random House Large Print, c2013.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780385363150
Characteristics: 737 pages ;,24 cm.


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Jul 15, 2020

Another great one by Grishom.
Thought I had it figured out but he surprised me!

Jun 05, 2020

Vintage Grisham with a return of lovable characters. Wish he could channel this for some of his newer books.

Nov 28, 2019

Excellent read!!!!!!

Jun 29, 2019

The sequel to the first Brigance story, A Time to Kill, the pacing, characters and plot is well executed, but its predictable, a quality not associated with Grisham novels. That said, it's difficult not to enjoy the story, which in some ways emulates the first book without duplicating the plot. Here we see Jake's legal career take a turn from criminal prosecution to probate of a total stranger's will. Similar to the first book, racial elements are involved, though this is the only similarity. If you enjoy the Brigance character or Grisham, you'll find this a good read.

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.

Feb 06, 2019

I thought this was one of Grisham’s best.

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.

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.

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!

Aug 26, 2016

Grisham doesn't disappoint!

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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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