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Grisham, John

Overview
Works: 1,593 works in 11,307 publications in 42 languages and 336,880 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Legal stories  Drama  Trials, litigation, etc  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Narrator, Other, Conceptor, Author of screenplay, Speaker, dki
Classifications: PS3557.R5355, 813.54
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The appeal by John Grisham( Book )

170 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 9,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wall street millionaire Carl Trudeau purchases an unsuspecting Mississippi State Supreme Court judge candidate when a lower court rules against one of his chemical companies for dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply causing a cancer cluster
The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town by John Grisham( Book )

194 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 9,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a 21-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown
A painted house : a novel by John Grisham( Book )

244 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 24 languages and held by 9,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. 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 from author 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 it. For 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 finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. This is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to
A time to kill by John Grisham( Book )

373 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 8,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter. Before The Firm and The Pelican Brief made him a superstar, John Grisham wrote this riveting story of retribution and justice at last it's available in a Doubleday hardcover edition. In this searing courtroom drama, best-selling author John Grisham probes the savage depths of racial violence ... as he delivers a compelling tale of uncertain justice in a small southern town ... Clanton, Mississippi. The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young man. The mostly white town reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client's life ... and then his own ... From the Hardcover edition
The client by John Grisham( Book )

366 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 27 languages and held by 8,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Sway, 11, witnesses a Mafia lawyer's suicide, which puts him in danger from Barry the Blade & a politically ambitious U.S. attorney. In the two years since The Firm first captured the imagination of America's readers, John Grisham, with three consecutive number-one bestsellers, has become one of the most popular authors of our time. Now, in The Client, he has written a novel so irresistible, so thoroughly entertaining and satisfying, that it is sure not only to please his millions of fans, but to win him new ones as well. This is the story of eleven-year-old Mark Sway, who, as the novel opens, witnesses the bizarre suicide of a New Orleans attorney. Just before he dies, the lawyer tells Mark a deadly secret concerning the recent murder of a Louisiana Senator, whose accused killer, Mafia thug Barry Muldanno, is about to go to trial. The police, the federal prosecutor and the FBI pressure Mark to tell them the attorney's last words, but he knows that with the mob watching his every move, revealing his secret will almost surely get him killed. So Mark, streetwise and old beyond his years, hires a lawyer: Reggie Love, a fifty-two-year-old divorcee who's been through more than anyone could imagine and survived, basically, because she's tough. And feisty. And loves helping kids overlooked or abused by the system. But when Mark's life is threatened, and Reggie discovers her office has been bugged, and even the Juvenile Court judge says Mark has no choice but to talk, she realizes that this time she's in way over her head. But then Mark comes up with a plan ... a crazy plan, in Reggie's opinion, but it's their only hope. And it just might work. With the page-turning suspense and terrific plot twists that have become John Grisham's trademark, he has once again crafted a novel that simply cannot be put down. But in The ClientGrisham has gone a step further - with a cast of unforgettable characters headed by the most original hero in years, he has mixed equal parts humor and warmth to truly expand the boundaries of the legal thriller
The firm by John Grisham( Book )

433 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 27 languages and held by 8,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitch McDeere, a Harvard Law graduate, becomes suspicious of his Memphis tax firm when mysterious deaths, obsessive office security, and the Chicago mob figure into its operations
The brethren by John Grisham( Book )

293 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 24 languages and held by 8,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a federal prison, three former judges who call themselves "the brethren" meet in the law library to run a rougher form of justice inside their community and to make some money, but when one of their scams derails, they are forced to confront the world of their own creation
The testament by John Grisham( Book )

313 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 26 languages and held by 7,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lawyer searches the Brazilian jungle for a missionary doctor working with Indians, the illegitimate daughter of an American tycoon who left her his fortune. But the tycoon's real children are determined to prevent the inheritance
The pelican brief by John Grisham( Book )

391 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 7,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home ... in a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death ... The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated."--Colophon
The runaway jury by John Grisham( Book )

330 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 29 languages and held by 7,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jury in a Mississippi tobacco trial appears to be manipulated and controlled
The king of torts by John Grisham( Book )

202 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 7,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washed-up public defender Clay Carter's latest case, a routine street killing, takes an unexpected turn when he discovers evidence of a conspiracy involving a large drug company and a lawsuit with a huge potential settlement. Reprint
The broker by John Grisham( Book )

171 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 7,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Grisham, delivers another legal thriller of unparalled suspense. With fourteen years left on a twenty-year sentence, notorious Washington power broker, Joel Blackman, receives a surprise pardon from a lame-duck president. He is smuggled out of the country on a military cargo plane, given a new identity, and tucked away in a small town in Italy. But Blackman has serious enemies from his past. As the CIA watches him closely, the question is not whether he will be killed, but rather who will kill him first
The last juror by John Grisham( Book )

168 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 7,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970, one of Mississippi's more colorful weekly newspapers went bankrupt. To the surprise and dismay of many, ownership was assumed by a 23 year-old college dropout, named Willie Traynor. The future of the paper looked grim until a young mother was brutally raped and murdered by a member of the notorious Padgitt family. Willie Traynor reported all the gruesome details and the paper began to prosper. The murderer, Danny Padgitt was tried before a packed courthouse in Clanton, Mississippi. The trial came to a startling and dramatic end when he was found guilty. He was sentenced to life in prison, but in Mississippi, in 1970, "life" didn't necessarily mean "life" and nine years later Danny Padgitt managed to get himself paroled. He returned to Ford County and the retribution began
The summons by John Grisham( Book )

187 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 7,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray
The chamber by John Grisham( Book )

290 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 7,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time. By the author of A Time To Kill
The street lawyer by John Grisham( Book )

283 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 7,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. firm with 800 lawyers. The money was good and getting better; a partnership was three years away. He was a rising star, with no time to waste, no time to stop, no time to toss a few coins into the cups of panhandlers, no time to walk around them on the sidewalk, and no time for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this homeless man? Michael did some digging and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for twenty years. Then, Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney. The fast track derailed; and the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted from the firm, and took a top secret file with him. He landed in the streets, a poverty lawyer, a street lawyer, an advocate for the homeless, and a thief
Ford County : stories by John Grisham( Book )

74 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 7,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, "A Time to Kill," with this wholly surprising collection of stories
The rainmaker by John Grisham( Book )

332 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 7,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his final semester of law school, Rudy Baylor "finds himself taking on one of the most powerful, corrupt, and ruthless companies in America -- and exposing a complex, multibillion dollar insurance scam."
The partner by John Grisham( Book )

288 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 25 languages and held by 7,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thriller on the international movement of dirty money. Its protagonist is an American lawyer who skips the country with $90 million belonging to crooks. They catch up with him in Brazil, torture him, but he does not know where the money is, his lawyer girlfriend is circulating it around the globe. Extradited to the U.S. to face various charges he is going to use the money to get off
Bleachers by John Grisham( Book )

140 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 6,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a novel about high school football in a small Texas town, a place in which football has become a religion
 
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Alternative Names
Con Qrişam

Džons Grišams

Ǧrīšām, Ǧūn 1955-

Grišams, Džons

Grišèm, Džon.

Grišem, Džon 1955-

Grisham, Gʹon 1955-

Grisham J.

Grisham J. 1955-

Grisham John

Grisham, John 1955-

Grisham, John Ray, Jr., 1955-

Grishėm, Dzhon

Grishem, Dzhon 1955-

Grisjem, Dzjon

Hrišem, Džon 1955-

Ioannes Grisham

John Grisham Amerikaans schrijver

John Grisham amerikansk advokat och författare

John Grisham amerikansk advokat og skribent

John Grisham écrivain américain

John Grisham pisarz amerykański

John Grisham scrittore statunitense

John Grisham US-amerikanesche Politiker

John Grisham US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Τζον Γκρίσαμ

Гришам Д

Гришам Д. 1955-

Гришем Д

Гришем Д. 1955-

Гришим Д

Гришим Д. 1955-

Гришэм Д

Гришэм Д. 1955-

Гришэм, Джон

Джон Гришам

Джон Гришэм

Джон Грішем

Жон Гришам

Џон Гришам Реј

Ջոն Գրիշեմ

ג'ון גרישם

ג'ון גרישם שחקן אמריקאי

גרישם, ג׳ון

גרישם, ג׳ון. גינצבורג־הירש, עדי

גרישם, גʹון 1955-

جان گریشام نویسنده و وکیل آمریکایی

جون غريشام

जॉन ग्रिशॅम

ஜான் கிரிஷாம்

జాన్ గ్రీషమ్

ಜಾನ್ ಗ್ರಿಶಮ್

จอห์น กริแชม

그리샴, 존 1955-

존 그리샴

존그리샴 1955-

グリシャム, ジョン

ジョン・グリシャム

約翰·基斯咸

约翰·格里森姆

約翰·葛里遜

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English (2,739)

Spanish (543)

German (371)

French (275)

Italian (269)

Polish (260)

Russian (111)

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Chinese (52)

Portuguese (44)

Hungarian (39)

Japanese (35)

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Czech (15)

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Greek, Modern (14)

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Multiple languages (10)

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The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small townA painted house : a novelA time to killThe clientThe firmThe brethrenThe testamentThe pelican brief