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Ford County Stories

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 0307576205
Genre : Fiction
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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times bestselling author John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill. This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters: Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons embark on a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit Inez’s youngest son, Raymond—on death row. A hard-drinking, low-grossing divorce lawyer fed up with his wife, his life, and the law plans a drastic escape after an unexpected phone call. A quiet, unassuming data collector sets out to bring down a flashy casino owner with his skill at blackjack—as payback for the theft of his wife. A stalker hunts victims in a retirement home, a lawyer confronts a vengeful adversary from the past, and a young man from a prominent family is driven off by scandal and fear—but finds unexpected redemption on the wrong side of the tracks. Often hilarious, frequently moving, and always entertaining, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.
Category: Fiction

Fetching Raymond A Story From The Ford County Collection

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 9780345546586
Genre : Fiction
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A riveting story of suspense from John Grisham’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Ford County—now available as a standalone eBook short 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 . . . and it could well be their last visit. Going back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, Grisham brings the Graneys and their world to vivid and colorful life, making it abundantly clear why he is our most popular storyteller. Includes an excerpt from John Grisham’s classic thriller, A Time to Kill Praise for John Grisham and Ford County “Grisham is an absolute master.”—The Washington Post “Ford County is the best writing John Grisham has ever done.”—Pat Conroy “Sharp, lean [tales] . . . full of tacit suspense . . . Grisham knows how to make himself eminently readable.”—The New York Times Book Review “Grisham shows off his literary chops: He can do wry, emotional, funny, serious.”—USA Today “Intrigue and sorrow fuel these fine tales. . . . Each wins you over in surprising ways.”—People “Never let it be said this man doesn’t know how to spin a good yarn.”—Entertainment Weekly “Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
Category: Fiction

Ford County History

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ISBN : LCCN:89107284
Genre : Ford County (Ill.)
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Category: Ford County (Ill.)

History Of Ford County Illinois From Its Earliest Settlement To 1908

Author : E. A. Gardner
ISBN : 1010137921
Genre : History
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Category: History


Author : Ford County Centennial Committee
ISBN : 152789553X
Genre : Reference
File Size : 57.20 MB
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Excerpt from Centurama: Celebrating the First 100 Years of Ford County, Illinois, 1859-1959 Credit for this presentation goes to Mrs. Richard Adams and her father, Mr. Frank E. Anderson, who have done a thorough and painstaking job of gathering facts, sorting them out, and presenting them in this book. Because of space limitations, there has been much condensing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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