Fetching Raymond: A Story from the Ford County Collection [NOOK Book]

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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...

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Fetching Raymond: A Story from the Ford County Collection

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Overview

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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345546586
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 58
  • Sales rank: 2,303
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Grisham
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.

Biography

As a young boy in Arkansas, John Grisham dreamed of being a baseball player. Fortunately for his millions of fans, that career didn't pan out. His family moved to Mississippi in 1967, where Grisham eventually received a law degree from Ole Miss and established a practice in Southaven for criminal and civil law. In 1983, Grisham was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served until 1990.

While working as an attorney, Grisham witnessed emotional testimony from the case of a young girl's rape. Naturally inquisitive, Grisham's mind started to wander: what if the terrible crime yielded an equally terrible revenge? These questions of right and wrong were the subject of his first novel, A Time to Kill (1988), written in the stolen moments before and between court appearances. The book wasn't widely distributed, but his next title would be the one to bring him to the national spotlight. The day after he finished A Time to Kill, Grisham began work on The Firm (1991), the story of a whiz kid attorney who joins a crooked law firm. The book was an instant hit, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and was made into a movie starring Tom Cruise.

With the success of The Firm, Grisham resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives to focus exclusively on his writing. What followed was a string of bestselling legal thrillers that demonstrated the author's uncanny ability to capture the unique drama of the courtroom. Several of his novels were turned into blockbuster movies.

In 1996, Grisham returned to his law practice for one last case, honoring a promise he had made before his retirement. He represented the family of a railroad worker who was killed on the job, the case went to trial, and Grisham won the largest verdict of his career when the family was awarded more than $650,000.

Although he is best known for his legal thrillers, Grisham has ventured outside the genre with several well-received novels (A Painted House, Bleachers, et al) and an earnest and compelling nonfiction account of small-town justice gone terribly wrong (The Innocent Man). The popularity of these stand-alones proves that Grisham is no mere one-trick pony but a gifted writer with real "legs."

Good To Know

A prolific writer, it takes Grisham an average of six months to complete a novel.

Grisham has the right to approve or reject whoever is cast in movies based on his books. He has even written two screenplays himself: Mickey and The Gingerbread Man.

Baseball is one of Grisham's great loves. He serves as the local Little League commissioner and has six baseball diamonds on his property, where he hosts games.

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Are you kidding me?

    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.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    My name is raymond!!

    But seriously this book stinks

    7 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    John Grisham does it AGAIN!

    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!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Quick, easy read

    Was a good story. I did not realize that it was so short. Very easy quick read. Always enjoy reading John Grisham.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    An excellent read.

    I do not believe John Grisham is capaable of writing a bad book. He is one of the great story-tellers of our time.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Loved it

    Being from Mississippi, I love all of John Grisham's books. This was a great short story.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    "Fetching..." was fetching. It gets into the souls of the family, and brings them to the light.

    I liked it. As I do all of Grisham's reads. Almost wanted more, though.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Great book

    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?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    highly recommend

    I liked the book and read all of his books

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    recommend

    Leave it to Grisham to hold attention to end.

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