Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Gray Mountain by John Grisham

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{Releases 10.21.2014}

John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she’s full of surprises

The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer’s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track—until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the “lucky” associates. She’s offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she’d get her old job back.

In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town’s legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to “help real people with real problems.” For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren’t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets.

Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.
Why I’m waiting:
You may know I grew up reading John Grisham.  I’m excited about getting back to my roots, to read something that hopefully will feel like coming home.  I also have Sycamore Row (released in 2013) in my queue.

What are you waiting on?
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6 comments:

  1. That new to me! Hope you love it once you read it!

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  2. Haven't heard of this one but it looks great! Thanks for sharing

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  3. I like John Grisham but it's been a good long while since I've last read a book by him. I hadn't heard of this one though but it sounds interesting.

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  4. I've been meaning to read a couple of his books for ages! I love the way his stories go (I've seen plenty of the movies) and this one sounds just as good; lots of suspense and courtroom drama. Great pick!

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