Saturday, October 31, 2009

John Grisham’s Short-Story Debut

From The Daily Beast

John Grisham has been one of book publishing’s titans since 1988, when A Time to Kill firs t landed on bookshelves. Since then, his many legal thrillers (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, etc.) have sold more than 200 million copie s and been adapted into nine feature films. And after veering into nonfiction (An Innocent Man), a fictional memoir (A Painted House), and a book about Italian football (Playing for Pizza), Grisham tackles the short story with Ford County, a collection of never-before-published tales centered around Ford County, Mississippi.

The Daily Beast has an exclusive excerpt from the book, a story of a family’s visit to death row. Read “Fetching Raymond” here.

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