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The reckoning : a novel / John Grisham.

Grisham, John, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 35 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Sparwood Public Library.

Current holds

71 current holds with 35 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Sparwood Public Library FIC GRI (Text) 35172000257259 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 11/28/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385544153 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 420 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's favorite son, a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder weren't shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete's only statement about it, to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family, was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave. In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete's defense attorney tries desperately to save him. Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham's signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.
Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Veterans > Fiction.
Clergy > Fiction.
Criminal intent > Fiction.
Mississippi > Fiction.
Genre: Legal fiction (Literature)
Suspense fiction.
Historical fiction.

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