Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row

Book - 2013
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Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has left ninety percent of his vast, secret fortune to his housemaid. The vultures are circling even before the body is cold: the only thing more incendiary than money in Ford County is race, and this case has both. As the relatives contest thewill, Jake searches for answers to the many questions left by Seth Hubbard's death...
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2013.
ISBN: 9781444765564
Characteristics: 447 p. ; 24 cm.

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fourthdancy
Jun 28, 2018

Between the library and audible.com, I've listened to approximately 50 books in the last 8 months. This book was undoubtedly my favorite! The plot is superb and the narrator is unbelievable!!!

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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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trcookIIImddmd
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.

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JohnTidridge
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!

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gritslover
Aug 26, 2016

Grisham doesn't disappoint!

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Polonesia
Jun 02, 2016

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

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hrhhall
May 22, 2016

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

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Eil_1
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.

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amg954
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.

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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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