Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row

Jake Brigance Series, Book 2

eBook - 2013
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John Grisham takes you back to where it all began . . . John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that famous courthouse in Clanton as 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. Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780385537926


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Another great courtroom drama by a master of courtroom dramas. A sequel to his very first novel - a good excuse for a re-read. Recommended by Alcina.

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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!

Jun 02, 2016

Good to read continuation of Jake's life after "A Time to Kill".

May 22, 2016

Too long, he may be getting paid by the word. But as ever, a good story.

Apr 15, 2016

An excellent book. The only problem I had with it was the repetition of already laid out facts. Nevertheless, it was a definite page turner and the basis for the title becomes apparent only at the end.

Mar 04, 2016

I was curious to see how Grisham would bring Jake Brigance back and he did a great job with this book. Plot was intriguing from the beginning and developed well. The legal machinations of the two sides in the courtroom was well played out. I would definitely recommend this book - amazing audiobook - the narrator was fantastic.

VON CORNEILLE Jan 12, 2016

This book was great.

Jan 10, 2016

It was okay but it was not one of Grisham's best. He telegraphed the ending and the rabbit-out-of-a-hat trick works but not in every book

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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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