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A Painted House

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  • A Painted House (Random House Audio Publishing Group) – Audiobook cassette (2001)
    by John Grisham, David Lansbury (Read by)

    A Painted House

    Audiobook cassette, Random House Audio Publishing Group
    2001
    English
    Abridged.

    ISBN: 055352772X
    ISBN-13: 9780553527728

    Best of the Best". Luke Chandler, 7, lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. During the harvest, he sees and hears things no child could possibly be prepared for and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. Abridged.

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Reviews of A Painted House

Overall customer rating: 4.000
Sheryl J

A PAINTED HOUSE

by Sheryl J on Nov 3, 2011

I love author John Grisham. In this story I learned indepth about "cotton-picking" around the 1950's. I related because my father picked cotton as a boy in the south. Well written, with slow twists and turns, unlike Mr. Grisham's other stories. Indeed it was a painted house - of the Mexicans and Americans working together picking cotton, to paint a human-house story; and then the actual old house that was never painted, getting painted by an invalid boy. Awesome storyline. Sheryl J

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Willsgang

A departure for Grisham.

by Willsgang on Dec 10, 2007

In this novel by Grisham, A Painted House, he tells the story from the perspective of seven year old Luke Chandler. Luke lives with his parents and Grandparents in the low lands of Arkansas. The family comes from a long line of cotton farmers and they face the prospect of harvesting a bumper crop of cotton but must find the right migrant workers to help them complete the job. Set during the time of the Korean war. Luke and his family struggle to earn enough money to pay off the farm depts. The hire two groups of migrant workers, the hiill people and the mexican laborers, who each bring color and an element of mystery to the Chandler farm. Luke's life gets very complicated when he witnesses violence up close and he must then decide how to protect himself and his family. I especially liked the rural setting with Grisham's flair for colorful and accurate descriptions of small town life and the struggles that real folks go through. Overall a very solid book and an enjoyable read.

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