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Grisham, John

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Works: 1,844 works in 8,863 publications in 20 languages and 305,740 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Trials, litigation, etc  Psychological fiction  Football stories  Legal stories  Christmas stories  Domestic fiction  Adventure stories  Suspense fiction, American 
Roles: Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Other, Author of screenplay, Speaker, dki, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3557.R5355, 813.54
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The appeal by John Grisham ( Book )
98 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 9,510 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
A time to kill by John Grisham ( Book )
153 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 7,942 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 )
149 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 7,863 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 )
167 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 7,638 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 testament by John Grisham ( Book )
167 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 7,507 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 broker by John Grisham ( Book )
85 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 7,472 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 brethren by John Grisham ( Book )
129 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 7,465 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 make a some money, but when one of their scams derails, they are forced to confront the world of their own creation
The king of torts by John Grisham ( Book )
101 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 7,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clay Carter, a public defender, reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, assuming it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts
A painted house : a novel by John Grisham ( Book )
116 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,312 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 experience
The runaway jury by John Grisham ( Book )
118 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 7,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Biloxi, Mississippi, a woman sues a tobacco company for the death of her husband from lung cancer. The protagonists are a jury fixer, that is a lawyer whose role is to assure a jury favorable to the company, and a rogue juror whom the fixer cannot eliminate or control. This is a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake which begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors' increasingly odd behavior. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more important, why?
The last juror by John Grisham ( Book )
88 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 7,223 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 )
90 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 7,178 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 pelican brief by John Grisham ( Book )
144 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 7,162 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 chamber by John Grisham ( Book )
114 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 7,107 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 partner by John Grisham ( Book )
141 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 7,012 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
The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town by John Grisham ( Book )
69 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 6,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits-- drinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you
Bleachers by John Grisham ( Book )
70 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6,750 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
The street lawyer by John Grisham ( Book )
128 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A corporate lawyer in Washington goes to war against his own company to defend the homeless. It happens after Michael Brock is abducted by a homeless man and held hostage. The homeless man is killed by a police sharpshooter and the lawyer is rescued, but the experience changes his life. Michael was in a hurry. He was scrambling up the ladder at Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm with eight hundred 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 for a conscience. But a violent encounter with a homeless man stopped him cold. Michael survived; his assailant did not. Who was this man? Michael did some digging, and learned that he was a mentally ill veteran who'd been in and out of shelters for many years. Then Michael dug a little deeper, and found a dirty secret, and the secret involved Drake & Sweeney. The fast track derailed; the ladder collapsed. Michael bolted the firm and took a top-secret file with him. He landed in the streets, an advocate for the homeless, a street lawyer
The rainmaker by John Grisham ( Book )
124 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bestselling author John Grisham returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Time to Kill to weave this riveting tale of legal intrigue and corporate greed. Combining suspense, narrative momentum, and humor as only John Grisham can, The Rainmaker provides another spellbinding, thrill-a-minute read
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham ( Book )
60 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents
 
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Alternative Names
Ǧrīšām, Ǧūn, 1955-
Grišams, Džons
Grišèm, Džon.
Grišem, Džon, 1955-
Grisham, John
Grishėm, Dzhon
Grisjem, Dzjon
Гришэм, Джон
גרישם, ג׳ון
גרישם, ג׳ון. גינצבורג־הירש, עדי
그리샴, 존 1955-
존그리샴 1955-
グリシャム, ジョン
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Japanese (3)
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