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    DescriptionOnce Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi--a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray’s younger brother, who redefines the notion of a family’s black sheep. The summons is typed by the judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place where he grew up and now prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. And perhaps someone else.


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    Title
    The Summons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Grisham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440241072
    ISBN 10: 0440241073
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    DC21: 813.54
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FP
    DC22: 813/.54
    BIC subject category V2: FHP
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC034000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 72
    B&T Merchandise Category: NUS
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
    B&T Approval Code: P26103338
    LC classification: PS3557.R5355 S86 2003
    BISAC V2.8: FIC030000, FIC031030
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "The Summons ranks as my absolute favorite in many years...[with] an ending too delicious and morally instructive to give away."--"USA Today ""A pleasure to read...a good yarn."--"The Washington Post "
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    Once Judge Atlee was a powerful figure in Clanton, Mississippi--a pillar of the community who towered over local law and politics for forty years. Now the judge is a shadow of his former self, a sick, lonely old man who has withdrawn to his sprawling ancestral home. Knowing the end is near, Judge Atlee has issued a summons for his two sons to return to Clanton to discuss his estate. Ray Atlee is the eldest, a Virginia law professor, newly single and still enduring the aftershocks of a surprise divorce. Forrest is Ray's younger brother, who redefines the notion of a family's black sheep. The summons is typed by the judge himself, on his handsome old stationery, and gives the date and time for Ray and Forrest to appear in his study. Ray reluctantly heads south to his hometown, to the place where he grew up and now prefers to avoid. But the family meeting does not take place. The judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret known only to Ray. And perhaps someone else.