John Grisham’s A Time to Kill
is one of the most popular novels of our time. Now we return to that
famous courthouse in Clanton as Jake Brigance once again finds himself
embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial-a trial that will expose old
racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy 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 Jake 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 far 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?
In Sycamore Row, John
Grisham returns to the setting and the compelling characters that first
established him as America’s favorite storyteller. Here, in his most
assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact
that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller, nearly
twenty-five years after the publication of A Time to Kill.
times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with
the heart as well as the mind….Donna Tartt has delivered an
extraordinary work of fiction.”–Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review
Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.
begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker,
miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by
his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend.
Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by
schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all
by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that
reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that
ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
As an adult,
Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty
labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in
love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines
unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking
suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher’s calm the deepest mysteries
of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and
tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and
obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of
wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented
reporters, but none has reckoned with the psychology of these wars as
intimately as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel. For The Good Soldiers,
his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel
embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the infamous
“surge,” a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever.
In Finkel’s hands, readers can feel what these young men were
experiencing, and his harrowing story instantly became a classic in the
literature of modern war.
In Thank You for Your Service,
Finkel has done something even more extraordinary. Once again, he has
embedded with some of the men of the 2-16—but this time he has done it
at home, here in the States, after their deployments have ended. He is
with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they
try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential
portrait of what life after war is like—not just for these soldiers, but
for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the
professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to
undo the damage that has been done.
The story Finkel tells is
mesmerizing, impossible to put down. With his unparalleled ability to
report a story, he climbs into the hearts and minds of those he writes
about. Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding, and
it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of these two
essential questions: When we ask young men and women to go to war, what
are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them
One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2013
One of The Washington Post’s Top 10 Books of the Year
A New York Times Notable Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013