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    DescriptionUntil that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers — and two very dangerous men — came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke’s world. A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born ... and someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives — and change his family and his town forever....


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    Title
    A Painted House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Grisham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 236 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440237228
    ISBN 10: 044023722X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOEAST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/RURAL
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1950, GEOG/ARKANS
    B&T Merchandise Category: NUS
    B&T Approval Code: P26103338
    LC classification: PS3557.R5355 P33 2002
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC030000
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    John Grisham is the author of The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill.
    Review quote
    "John Grisham is about as good a storyteller as we've got."--"The New York Times Book Review" "The kind of book you read slowly because you don't want it to end ... John Grisham takes command of this literary category just as forcefully as he did legal thrillers with The Firm.... Never let it be said this man doesn't know how to spin a good yarn."--"Entertainment Weekly" "Characters that no reader will forget. .. prose as clean and strong as any Grisham has yet laid down ... and a drop-dead evocation of a time and place that mark this novel as a classic slice of Americana."--"Publishers Weekly" "Some of the finest dialogue of his career ... Every detail rings clear and true, and nothing is wasted."--"Seattle Times" Read all of John Grisham's #1 "New York Times" bestsellers: The Brethren The Testament The Street Lawyer The Partner The Runaway Jury The Rainmaker The Chamber The Client The Pelican Brief The Firm A Time to Kill Available from Dell Coming soon! The Summons The new novel by John Grisham Available from Doubleday
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    Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers -- and two very dangerous men -- came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke's world. A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born ... and someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives -- and change his family and his town forever....