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Book A Time to Kill

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-03-16
  • ISBN : 0307576132
  • Pages : 530 pages

Download or read book A Time to Kill written by John Grisham and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2010-03-16 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the legal thriller probes the savage depths of racial violence in this searing courtroom drama featuring the beloved Jake Brigance. “John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer The life of a ten-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless white men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime—until the girl’s father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own hands. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life—and then his own. Don’t miss John Grisham’s new book, THE EXCHANGE: AFTER THE FIRM!

Book John Grisham

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  • Author : Mary Beth Pringle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 1997-05-28
  • ISBN : 0313008248
  • Pages : 153 pages

Download or read book John Grisham written by Mary Beth Pringle and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 1997-05-28 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With his seven legal thrillers, all published since 1989, John Grisham has won a huge following of readers and set a standard few contributors to the genre can match. Because of the success of his novels, the legal thriller is the most popular genre in American fiction today. In this study, Pringle explains how Grisham's legal thriller evolved from the thriller tradition and borrowed from the heroic romance novel, gothic novel, crime novel, and detective fiction. She shows how his novels examine contemporary social and legal problems that do not have simple solutions—ecology, ethnic relations, capital punishment, corporate greed, and health insurance—and how he depicts both the legal system and lawyers in their best and worst lights. Following a biographical chapter that focuses on Grisham's childhood in Arkansas, education, political career, and development as a writer, Pringle examines the legal thriller, its antecedents, and Grisham's contribution to the genre. An individual chapter is devoted to analysis of each of his novels. Each chapter synopsizes the novel, discusses its reception by critics, and features sections on plot development, character development, social/historical context and issues, and an alternative critical perspective from which to approach the novel, such as psychoanalytic theory or feminist criticism. The work includes a complete bibliography of Grisham's work, critical sources, and list of reviews of all of his novels. Because of Grisham's popularity with adults and young adults and the contemporary issues he raises, this study is valuable to students, book discussion group participants, and other interested readers, and is an essential purchase for school and public libraries.

Book A Time to Kill

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  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2009-06-23
  • ISBN : 0440245915
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book A Time to Kill written by John Grisham and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2009-06-23 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the legal thriller probes the savage depths of racial violence in this searing courtroom drama featuring the beloved Jake Brigance. “John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer The life of a ten-year-old black girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless white men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime—until the girl’s father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own hands. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life—and then his own. Don’t miss any of John Grisham’s gripping books featuring Jake Brigance: A TIME TO KILL • SYCAMORE ROW • A TIME FOR MERCY • SPARRING PARTNERS

Book A Time to Kill

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  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 0385338600
  • Pages : 515 pages

Download or read book A Time to Kill written by John Grisham and published by Dell. This book was released on 2004 with total page 515 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Sycamore Row

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  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 1444765582
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read book Sycamore Row written by John Grisham and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-10-22 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sequel to A TIME TO KILL He will make them pay . . . 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 per cent of his vast, secret fortune to his housemaid. The vultures are circling even before the body is cold: the only subject more incendiary than money in Ford County is race, and this case has both. AS the relatives contest the will, and unscrupulous lawyers hasten to benefit, Jake searches for answers to the many questions left by Seth Hubbard's death: What made him write that last-minute will leaving everything to a poor black woman named Lettie Lang? Why did he choose to kill himself on the desolate piece of land known as Sycamore Row? And what was it that Seth and his brother witnessed as children that, in his words, 'no human should ever see'? Praise for SYCAMORE ROW 'A gripping read' - Literary Review 'A fantastic book' - 5 STAR reader review 'Just as good [as A Time To Kill] . . . an excellent climax' - 5 STAR reader review 'Grisham at his best'- 5 STAR reader review 350+ million copies, 45 languages, 9 blockbuster films: NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM

Book A Time for Mercy

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  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-10-13
  • ISBN : 1529342341
  • Pages : 708 pages

Download or read book A Time for Mercy written by John Grisham and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 708 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*** Jake Brigance, lawyer hero of A Time to Kill and Sycamore Row, is back, in his toughest case ever. 'A new Grisham legal thriller is always an event, but this one is exceptional as the author is returning to Jake Brigance, the hero of his very first book, A Time To Kill . . . There is a lot of Grisham in Brigance - they were both street lawyers on the side of the people, not big corporations. It gives the book an emotional core that burns with a white heat' - Daily Mail 'A master of plotting and pacing . . . suspenseful' - New York Times CAN A KILLER EVER BE ABOVE THE LAW? Deputy Stuart Kofer is a protected man. Though he's turned his drunken rages on his girlfriend, Josie, and her children many times before, the police code of silence has always shielded him. But one night he goes too far, leaving Josie for dead on the floor before passing out. Her son, sixteen-year-old Drew, knows he only has this one chance to save them. He picks up a gun and takes the law into his own hands. In Clanton, Mississippi, there is no one more hated than a cop killer - but a cop killer's defence lawyer comes close. Jake Brigance doesn't want this impossible case but he's the only one with enough experience to defend the boy. As the trial begins, it seems there is only one outcome: the gas chamber for Drew. But, as the town of Clanton discovers once again, when Jake Brigance takes on an impossible case, anything is possible ... Starring the same hero and setting that featured in John Grisham's multi-million-selling bestsellers A Time to Kill (adapted as a film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey) and Sycamore Row, A Time for Mercy is an unforgettable thriller you won't be able to put down. 'When Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating' Mirror 'A superb, instinctive storyteller' The Times 'Storytelling genius ... he is in a league of his own' Daily Record 350+ million copies, 45 languages, 10 blockbuster films: NO ONE WRITES DRAMA LIKE JOHN GRISHAM

Book Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Download or read book Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic written by Youssef A. Haddad and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-23 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyses data from a variety of sources, including soap operas, movies, plays, talk shows and other audiovisual material, to examine attitude datives in Levantine Arabic. It examines four types of interpersonal pragmatic marker: topic/affectee-oriented, speaker-oriented, hearer-oriented and subject-oriented.

Book Popular Contemporary Writers

Download or read book Popular Contemporary Writers written by Michael D. Sharp and published by Marshall Cavendish. This book was released on 2005-10 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

Book An Uncertain Certainty

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  • Author : Graham Buxton
  • Publisher : Lutterworth Press
  • Release : 2015-03-26
  • ISBN : 0718843835
  • Pages : 299 pages

Download or read book An Uncertain Certainty written by Graham Buxton and published by Lutterworth Press. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many people in Christian ministry are tired of simplistic certainties; what they need is permission to live with uncertainty, with mystery, ambiguity, and paradox. Because we live in a world that is far removed from the modernist version of reality,with its rational, clinical, and superficial presentation of life, we need the courage and wisdom to embrace the presence of uncertainties in the midst of certainty. In this book, the author offers snapshots of a number of central Christian topics-God, the gospel, the church, salvation, ministry-inviting us to treat them as features of a landscape to explore rather than a set of propositional statements to sign up to. Each chapter-short enough to provoke interest and curiosity-will be a catalyst for deeper reflection and enquiry, inviting us to discover a new freedom in ministry as we embrace a more generous both-and perspective in place of a more narrow either-or interpretation of the Christian faith. In the process, we may find ourselves rediscovering the Life we have lost in living as we imaginatively participate in the life, ministry, and mystery of the triune God of grace in our midst.

Book Social Crisis Preaching

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  • Author : Tyshawn Gardner
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release : 2023-02-01
  • ISBN : 1087748100
  • Pages : 213 pages

Download or read book Social Crisis Preaching written by Tyshawn Gardner and published by B&H Publishing Group. This book was released on 2023-02-01 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a theology for social crisis preaching by arguing that Christian proclamation is the best prescription for the social crises in our world. Social Crisis Preaching positions the pastor as a sacred anthropologist, one who is aware of both the crises in one’s community, but also as one who has a firm understanding of the people in the pews. It also equips the preacher with both the hermeneutical and homiletical tools to confront social crisis with biblical integrity. Lastly, this book argues that social crisis preaching develops Christians disciples and congregations, as those who care about and confront the social crisis in their neighbor’s community, following the biblical mandate to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Book A Time to Kill

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  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN : 9780329058883
  • Pages : 515 pages

Download or read book A Time to Kill written by John Grisham and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 515 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Clanton, Mississippi, the life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. 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.

Book Sycamore Row

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  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 0385537921
  • Pages : 658 pages

Download or read book Sycamore Row written by John Grisham and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2013-10-22 with total page 658 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham returns to the iconic setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. “Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA Today Seth Hubbard is a wealthy white man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and defense attorney Jake Brigance into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? Don’t miss John Grisham’s new book, THE EXCHANGE: AFTER THE FIRM!

Book The 90 Minute Effect

Download or read book The 90 Minute Effect written by Eric Robert Morse and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book ABA Journal

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1996-10
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 140 pages

Download or read book ABA Journal written by and published by . This book was released on 1996-10 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ABA Journal serves the legal profession. Qualified recipients are lawyers and judges, law students, law librarians and associate members of the American Bar Association.

Book Under Our Skin

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  • Author : Benjamin Watson
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release : 2015-11-17
  • ISBN : 1496413326
  • Pages : 189 pages

Download or read book Under Our Skin written by Benjamin Watson and published by NavPress. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can it ever get better? This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide—in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds open ever wider—is there hope for honest and healing conversation? For finally coming to understand each other on issues that are ultimately about so much more than black and white? An NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, Watson has taken the Internet by storm with his remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. Now, in Under Our Skin, Watson draws from his own life, his family legacy, and his role as a husband and father to sensitively and honestly examine both sides of the race debate and appeal to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.

Book Racing for Innocence

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  • Author : Jennifer Pierce
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2012-09-05
  • ISBN : 0804783195
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read book Racing for Innocence written by Jennifer Pierce and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-05 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How is it that recipients of white privilege deny the role they play in reproducing racial inequality? Racing for Innocence addresses this question by examining the backlash against affirmative action in the late 1980s and early 1990s—just as courts, universities, and other institutions began to end affirmative action programs. This book recounts the stories of elite legal professionals at a large corporation with a federally mandated affirmative action program, as well as the cultural narratives about race, gender, and power in the news media and Hollywood films. Though most white men denied accountability for any racism in the workplace, they recounted ways in which they resisted—whether wittingly or not— incorporating people of color or white women into their workplace lives. Drawing on three different approaches—ethnography, narrative analysis, and fiction—to conceptualize the complexities and ambiguities of race and gender in contemporary America, this book makes an innovative pedagogical tool.

Book Crime  Media  and Reality

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  • Author : Venessa Garcia
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-12-08
  • ISBN : 1442260823
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read book Crime Media and Reality written by Venessa Garcia and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-12-08 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Garcia and Arkerson look at the influence of crime news and true crime television series that prevent the public from distinguishing pure entertainment from the realities of crime and justice.