A painted house is a 2001 work of historical fiction by american writer john grisham. Inspired by his own childhood in arkansas a painted house is john grisham s first major work outside the legal thriller genre the genre for which he is so well known.
Inspired by his childhood in arkansas it is grisham s first major work outside the legal thriller genre in which he established himself.
A painted house. A young boy his family and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Grisham s trademark is suspense. The novel takes place entirely in the summer and fall of 1952.
A painted house is a poignant novel drawing upon john grisham s own childhood growing up in the cotton fields of the northeast arkansas delta land around jonesboro. With scott glenn arija bareikis robert sean leonard melinda dillon. What and when to watch.
If this isn t a legal thriller does the book at least have suspense. Meanwhile the boy dreams of living in better conditions. And suddenly mysteries are flooding luke s world.
Directed by alfonso arau. Coming attractions for you 2020 s most anticipated movies. A painted house is a 2001 novel by american author john grisham.
Departing from his past oeuvre in the genre of legal thriller the novel is based loosely on grisham s youth in arkansas. It was made into a television film in 2003 starring scott glenn and logan lerman. Luke chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie.
However with this particularly tough farming season the boy learns that his challenges guide. I completely enjoyed it from cover to cover. 11 people found this helpful.
The story is drawn from the fall cotton picking season of 1952. 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. About a painted house until that september of 1952 luke chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie.
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So even though a painted house is a different sort of story and one that i probably wouldn t have picked up if anyone else had written it because of grisham s style this is a great book.