Fetching Raymond: A Story from the Ford County Collection

Fetching Raymond: A Story from the Ford County Collection

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by John Grisham
     
 

A riveting story of suspense from John Grisham’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Ford County—now available as a standalone eBook short

Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who’s been locked away on death

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A riveting story of suspense from John Grisham’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Ford County—now available as a standalone eBook short

Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who’s been locked away on death row for eleven years . . . and it could well be their last visit. Going back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, Grisham brings the Graneys and their world to vivid and colorful life, making it abundantly clear why he is our most popular storyteller.
Includes an excerpt from John Grisham’s classic thriller, A Time to Kill

Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
Grisham is an absolute master.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today.
People

Intrigue and sorrow fuel these fine tales. . . . Each wins you over in surprising ways.

Entertainment Weekly
Never let it be said this man doesn’t know how to spin a good yarn.
The New York Times Book Review
Sharp, lean [tales] . . . full of tacit suspense . . . Grisham knows how to make himself eminently readable.
USA Today
Grisham shows off his literary chops; He can do wry, emotional, funny, serious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345546586
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
58
Sales rank:
490
File size:
2 MB

What People are saying about this

Pat Conroy
Ford County is the best writing John Grisham has ever done.—Pat Conroy

Meet the Author

John Grisham is the author of a collection of stories, a work of nonfiction, three sports novels, four kids’ books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Oxford, Mississippi, and Albemarle County, Virginia
Date of Birth:
February 8, 1955
Place of Birth:
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Education:
B.S., Mississippi State, 1977; J.D., University of Mississippi, 1981
Website:
http://www.jgrisham.com

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Fetching Raymond: A Story from the Ford County Collection 3.6 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's like he forgot to write the last part of the book. I was seriously expecting another chapter. Grisham has lost his luster. This was a terrible short story.
renegadeTS More than 1 year ago
What can one say... I have ALL Johns books as well as Theo Boone... this guy is a master! I read over 100 books a year... He is by far my favorite! NUFF SAID!
norm32 More than 1 year ago
I do not believe John Grisham is capaable of writing a bad book. He is one of the great story-tellers of our time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book from one of the nations greatest crime story writers. Where are all the fair book book review writers to give a deserving report?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a good story. I did not realize that it was so short. Very easy quick read. Always enjoy reading John Grisham.
pinkgirl54 More than 1 year ago
Being from Mississippi, I love all of John Grisham's books. This was a great short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perhaps because I am a new NOOK reader/owner, I expected a BOOK! Not an excerpt that was about 80 pages long. It lacked everything. I have a lot of actual books by John Grisham and had not seen the paper version of a "Ford County" book so I have no comparison. I am sorry I bought it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
39 pages for a book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it. As I do all of Grisham's reads. Almost wanted more, though.
Anonymous 12 days ago
John Grisham can and will take you to the edge bring you back and make you forget which way you were going.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great
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GIG 11 months ago
Wasn't this story included in his Ford County collection?
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This tells the story of a man on death row in the south, Ford county the scene of other Grisham tales. The prisoner Raymond has been on death row and today is the day. The story delves into the journey of his family from home to the prison with a borrowed van. The real tale is the lives of the three sons in the family and their mother. All the sons have criminal records and prison time. Raymond the youngest is on death row for killing a deputy. In a few pages you know the family with the three sons and you are taken into the prison to be a witness to the execution. The execution is the plot, but the richness of the short tale is the development of the characters.
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