Gray Mountain: a novel

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John Grisham has a n ew hero . . . and she's full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track--until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back.

In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town's legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to "help real people with real problems." For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren't so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets.

Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.

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9780385537148
9780385366564
9780385363167
9780385366533
9780385539166
9781467686419
038553714
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Grouping Title gray mountain
Grouping Author grisham john
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Appalachian Region -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Large type books, Legal stories, American, Suspense fiction, American, Women lawyers -- Appalachian Region -- Fiction
title_display Gray Mountain
title_full Gray Mountain / John Grisham, Gray Mountain A Novel, Gray Mountain [sound recording] / John Grisham, Gray Mountain [text (large print)] : a novel / John Grisham
title_short Gray Mountain
title_sub a novel
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