The day before yesterday, I got another two novels, A Painted House and The Partner, by John Grisham from Ds-Book along the Street 240. Having just finished the first three chapters out of 34 from the former, I am little surprised to learn that it is a novel by John Grisham without lawyers. Actually out of four, it is his first non-legal fictions published in 2001. Inspired by his childhood in Arkansas, it is set around a cotton-farming family in rural Arkansas in the summer of 1952 after Second World War. What is uncommon to me was its narration through the eyes of seven-year-old Luke; though, for sure, it is not a bedtime story.
“Some of Grisham’s best writing… Even without lawyers, A Painted House earns a well-deserve favorable verdict,” wrote The Atlanta Journal- Constitution.