Ford County, Paperback Book
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Worldwide No.1 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 converge.

From a hard-drinking, downtrodden divorce lawyer looking for pay-dirt, to a manipulative death row inmate with one last plea, Ford County features a vivid cast of attorneys, crooks, hustlers, and convicts.

Through their stories he paints a unique picture of lives lived and lost in Mississippi.

Completely gripping, frequently moving and always entertaining, Ford County brims with the same page-turning quality and heart-stopping drama of his previous bestsellers, and is proof once more why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.


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This book is a nice little collection of seven short stories which all take place in America's South. They tell brief and lively tales set in the rural Ford county.On the whole I pretty much liked each of those stories. They start right ahead and are stories that are not only highly imaginable but certainly come very close to the truth. Grisham uses a well-dosed amount of humor and - at times - there is even a hint of slight criticism.This book is certainly a nice and refreshing read. Page-turning and highly recommendable. What I miss is the depth some other books (probably mostly novels, although this is not to say that depth cannot be provided in short stories as well) additionally manage to provide. Therefore, 4 stars.

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