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A Painted House

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A Painted House

by John Grisham

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  • hardcover
  • First
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ISBN 10
038550120X
ISBN 13
9780385501200
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New York: Doubleday, February 2001. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Edges foxed. Binding square and tight. Interior unmarked. Cover clean and crisp. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 388 pages.

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." 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 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. A Painted House is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience.

Synopsis

A Painted House is a February 2001 novel by American author John Grisham. Inspired by his childhood in Arkansas, it 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.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000122
Title
A Painted House
Author
John Grisham
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
038550120X
ISBN 13
9780385501200
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2001
Keywords
fiction, Arkansas
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Domestic and Family Fiction;
Size
8vo

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