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Ford County Worldwide No bestseller John Grisham takes you into the heart of America s Deep South with a collection of stories connected by the life and crimes of Ford County a place of harsh beauty where broken dreams and final wishes convergeFrom a hard drinking, downtrodden divorce lawyer looking for pay dirt, to a manipulative death row inmate with one last plea, FordCounty features a vivid cast of attorneys, crooks, hustlers, and convicts Through their stories he paints a unique picture of lives lived and lost in MississippiCompletely gripping, frequently moving and always entertaining, FordCounty brims with the same page turning quality and heart stopping drama of his previous bestsellers, and is proof once why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller

About the Author: John Grisham

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60 70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby writing his first novel.Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player Realizing he didn t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl s father had murdered her assailants Getting up at 5 a.m every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987 Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.That might have put an end to Grisham s hobby However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full time career and spark one of publishing s greatest success stories The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for 600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham s reputation as the master of the legal thriller Grisham s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell This time around, it was a bestseller.Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker and all of them have become international bestsellers There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages Nine of his novels have been turned into films The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas , as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man The Innocent Man October 2006 marks his first foray into non fiction.Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five year hiatus, to the courtroom He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full time writer representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients case, earning them a jur

10 thoughts on “Ford County

  1. says:

    An enjoyable collection of short stories each one a small, entertaining dose of Grisham s terrific writing.

  2. says:

    A sporadic and eclectic mix of dark and miserable storytelling, made all the better for me as it was narrated by Mr Grisham himself A shadow was cast over every thought This town of Clanton seems just horrible A mix of disparate and dark characters with storylines combined My favourite without a doubt was the last story of the lovely man suffering from HIV, and the selfless lady who cared for him It was a short story collection wh

  3. says:

    John Grisham has been exploring genres other than legal thrillers and Ford County is on similar lines A collection of short stories featuring a memorable cast of characters living in Ford County Each story takes place within Ford County, some in Clanton all enlightening, interesting, amusing and sad The book contains 7 short stories Blood Drive, Fetching Raymond, Fish Files, Casino, Michael s Room, Quiet Haven Funny Boy From a bizarre roa

  4. says:

    This book was so bad I couldn t finish it I normally have enjoyed every other Grisham book and can depend on them for good light entertainment and occasionally a very well done, enlightening story Ford County must have been written because Grisham had a commitmment with his publisher to churn something out The book is a series of seven short stories abouth life in Ford County, Mississippi the scene of an early Grisham novel I went through the fir

  5. says:

    As most reader s know, Grisham is the master of the legal thriller Surprise, surprise He is also a very talented storyteller What a delight this collection of short stories was He takes us to Ford County, Mississippi where we are introduced to quite a collection of characters Some rather dull and normal, others quirky and pretty extreme all of them with an odd story to share His words flow and paint the picture of these folks as they struggle with whatev

  6. says:

    I haven t read any other John Grisham novels, but I ve heard enough about him to make me intrigued So when I ve stumbled upon this book, I ve decided to give it a shot, and I am really glad I did It was fabulous I didn t know short stories could be entertaining and profound John Grisham really knows how to tell a story.The book is a collection of 7 short stories Blood Drive, Fetching Raymond, Fish Files, Casino, Michael s Room, Quiet Haven and Funny Boy Each one

  7. says:

    To sum up Depressing Grisham should stick to full length novels.Grisham s first book of short stories set in Ford County 1 Wheelchair bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who s been locked away on death row for eleven years It could well be their last visit.Grisham seems to have a particular obsession with death row cases I just concluded The Chambe

  8. says:

    A collection of seven short stories, I bought it with high expectations Didn t live up to it The first one Blood Drive is about three people volunteering to go to the city to donate blood to one of the residents of Ford County This is a funny account of their misadventures Fetching Raymond is about a family of three, a mother and her two sons, visiting their third son in prison This is somewhat a tragic story including Michael sRoom Fish Files is about a down and out lawyer pro

  9. says:

    At the end of this collection of stories, the reader is left with a deep, unsettling ambivalence On the one hand, Grisham wields a sense of place and of language with a confidence that s hard to beat He places his characters in memorable, finely wrought settings, he gives them richly evoked material to work with, he writes dialogue that has the ring of truth to it And then he observes those characters, as they move, live, and mostly suffer, with a chilly, anthropological detachment and

  10. says:

    John Grisham heads back to his literary roots of Ford County For those of you who don t recall or didn t read the dust jacket , Ford County is the setting for his first and possibly best book A Time to Kill After a disappointing legal thriller for his last new book, it s nice to see Grisham get back to the business of storytelling again with this collection of short stories.Grisham pushes his boundaries as a writer, offering up stories that offer humor, pathos and character building The r John

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