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The Resource A painted house : a novel, by John Grisham

A painted house : a novel, by John Grisham

Label
A painted house : a novel
Title
A painted house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by John Grisham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a 'good crop'." Thus begins from author John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old 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. This is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience
Summary
Using his own childhood for inspiration (and leaving the lawyers behind), bestselling author John Grisham sets A Painted House in 1950s rural Arkansas. During harvest time, together with hired Mexicans and hill people, seven-year-old Luke Chandler picks cotton on his family's rented 80 acres. But racial tension, a forbidden love affair, and murder cause Luke to grow up before he's ready. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
031423
Cataloging source
FCPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grisham, John
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
780
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Cotton growing
  • Tenant farmers
  • Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers
  • Migrant labor
  • Children's secrets
  • Arkansas
Target audience
adult
Label
A painted house : a novel, by John Grisham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition: Februrary 2001.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780385501200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A painted house : a novel, by John Grisham
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition: Februrary 2001.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780385501200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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