Conversations with Authors - John Grisham

Wednesday, May 27th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

John Grisham

in conversation with Elaine Petrocelli

 

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John Grisham

 

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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis


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Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year.


Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781451645132
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 4th, 2020

“For almost two decades, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell doggedly pursued the Klansmen responsible for some of the most notorious murders of the civil rights movement. This book is his amazing story.


Camino Winds Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545938
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Published: Doubleday - April 28th, 2020

“In American icon John Grisham’s new novel, Camino Winds, an odd assortment of mystery and crime authors, some of them felons themselves, discover one of their colleagues has been murdered during the fury of a massive hurricane—the perfect crime scene.


The Guardians: A Novel Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385544184
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Published: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019

In this instant #1 New York Times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist.

“Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
 
“A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.”—Associated Press


The Reckoning: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525620938
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Published: Dell - June 18th, 2019

#1 bestselling author John Grisham’s The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet.
 


The Rooster Bar: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101967706
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Published: Dell - June 19th, 2018

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 


Camino Island: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524797157
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Published: Dell - March 6th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A delightfully lighthearted caper . . . [a] fast-moving, entertaining tale.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, impossible to resist.
        


The Whistler: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101967683
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Published: Dell - July 11th, 2017

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State, from the author hailed as “the best thriller writer alive” by Ken Follett


Theodore Boone: The Scandal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525426394
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows every judge, police officer, and court clerk in Strattenburg. He has even helped bring a fugitive to justice. But even a future star lawyer like Theo has to deal with statewide standardized testing.


Rogue Lawyer: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553393484
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Published: Dell - July 26th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR • Featuring one of John Grisham’s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.
 


Theodore Boone: The Fugitive Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147510181
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Published: Puffin Books - May 10th, 2016

Theodore Boone returns in this fifth adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham, master of the modern legal thriller


Gray Mountain: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345543257
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Published: Dell - August 18th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR
 


Sycamore Row: A Jake Brigance Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345543240
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dell - August 19th, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham returns to the iconic setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension.


Theodore Boone: The Activist Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142423097
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Published: Puffin Books - April 22nd, 2014

Book 4 in the thrilling young mystery series from intrenationally bestselling author John Grisham


The Racketeer: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345530578
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Published: Dell - August 27th, 2013

The Racketeer is guilty of only one thing: keeping us engaged until the very last page.”—USA Today
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 


Theodore Boone: The Accused Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142426135
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Published: Puffin Books - April 9th, 2013

Book 3 in the thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestselling author John Grisham


Calico Joe: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345541338
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Published: Dell - March 26th, 2013

“Grisham knocks it out of the park.”—The Washington Post
 


The Litigators: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345530561
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Published: Dell - June 26th, 2012

The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a “boutique law firm.” Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way—or, more accurately, stumbles in.


Theodore Boone: The Abduction Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142421376
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Published: Puffin Books - April 24th, 2012

Book 2 in the thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestsellling author John Grisham


The Confession: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440245117
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Published: Dell - July 19th, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
First time in paperback

An innocent man is about to be executed.
Only a guilty man can save him.

 


Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142417225
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Published: Puffin Books - May 3rd, 2011

The thrilling young mystery series from internationally bestselling author John Grisham!

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.


Ford County: Stories Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440246213
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Published: Dell - August 17th, 2010

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Associate: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440243823
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Published: Dell - September 22nd, 2009

Kyle McAvoy possesses an outstanding legal mind. Good-looking and affable, he has a glittering future. He also has a dark secret that could destroy his dreams, his career, even his life. One night that secret catches up with him. The men who accost Kyle have a compromising video they’ll use to ruin him–unless he does exactly what they say.


The Appeal: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345532022
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Published: Dell - January 31st, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Playing for Pizza: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345532053
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Published: Dell - January 31st, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345532015
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Published: Dell - March 27th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.
 
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES
 


The Broker: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385340540
Availability: Backordered
Published: Delta - September 26th, 2006

In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA.


The Last Juror: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440246022
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Published: Dell - March 27th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Bleachers: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345532039
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Published: Dell - December 27th, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty.


The King of Torts: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345531995
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Published: Dell - January 31st, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Summons: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345531988
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Published: Dell - February 28th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Skipping Christmas: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440422969
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Published: Dell - October 26th, 2010

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


A Painted House: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345532046
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Published: Dell - February 28th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Brethren: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345531971
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Published: Dell - March 27th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Testament: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345531964
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Published: Dell - December 27th, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Street Lawyer: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440245957
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Published: Dell - November 23rd, 2010

Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone: A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm’s plush offices.


The Partner: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345531957
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Published: Dell - February 28th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Runaway Jury: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345531940
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Published: Dell - February 28th, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Rainmaker: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345531933
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Published: Dell - December 27th, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Chamber: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440245940
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Published: Dell - January 31st, 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The Client: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780345531926
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Published: Dell - December 27th, 2011

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother are sharing a forbidden cigarette when a chance encounter with a suicidal lawyer leaves Mark knowing a bloody and explosive secret: the whereabouts of the most-sought-after dead body in America.


The Pelican Brief: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440245933
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Published: Dell - January 5th, 2010

In suburban Georgetown, a killer’s Reeboks whisper on the floor of a posh home. In a seedy D.C. porno house, a patron is swiftly garroted to death. The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief.


The Firm: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440245926
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Published: Dell - August 25th, 2009

When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired the McDeeres a decorator.


A Time to Kill: A Jake Brigance Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440245919
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Published: Dell - June 23rd, 2009

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the legal thriller probes the savage depths of racial violence in this searing courtroom drama featuring the beloved Jake Brigance.

“John Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer