Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row

eBook - 2013
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Returning to the courthouse in Clanton made famous by Grisham's A time to kill, 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 what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2013]
Description: 1 online resource (447 pages)
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780385537926
0385537921
9781299954465
1299954464
9780385537131
0385537131
9780553393613
0553393618
Additional Contributors: Grisham, John. Sycamore row

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Cidherman
May 03, 2021

My favorite John Grisham novel has always been his first, A TIME TO KILL. SYCAMORE ROAD picks up the story of the charismatic lawyer in Ford County Mississippi. This time he is defending a handwritten will by a white man who amassed a fortune of 24 million dollars, leaving it all to his black housekeeper who has only worked for him for three years.

The mans family is not happy and hires a team of lawyers to contest the new will. The courtroom battle and the hidden dirt dug up on everybody makes this a lively fun read. I really enjoyed SYCAMORE ROAD and anyone who likes courtroom dramas or John Grisham will surely enjoy it.

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mouhicanprexy
Nov 26, 2020

Sycamore Row is another Great read!

Just like in the Time to Kill, Jake Brigance way of handling the trial and being ethical at all time is admirable.

Letty Lang's character is an inspiration to 'forgive and try to forget' no matter how grim the past was and move on and live in the present.

Cant wait to get a hold on John Grisham's next book of the Jake Brigance' series!

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lhealy0511
Oct 28, 2020

This is the second book in the series

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celiawhite99
Jul 15, 2020

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

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swheeler89
Jun 05, 2020

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

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MillieBT
Nov 28, 2019

Excellent read!!!!!!

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jontalk
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.

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tracysue
Feb 06, 2019

I thought this was one of Grisham’s best.

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Bookworm1562
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.

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Polonesia
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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