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A painted house: a novel

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#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. 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. And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke's world. A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions. A fatherless baby is born. And someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white. And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives--and change his family and his town forever.
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Grouped Work ID 93c1fb38-03d9-6c97-351b-d431d72f3559
Full title painted house
Author grisham john
Grouping Category book
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author John Grisham
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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 the new novel from 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.

A Painted House is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience.

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subject_facet Arkansas -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Baseball stories, Boys -- Fiction, Children's secrets -- Fiction, Cotton farmers -- Fiction, Cotton growing -- Arkansas -- Fiction, Farm life -- Fiction, Farmers -- Fiction, Large type books, Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers -- Arkansas -- Fiction, Migrant agricultural laborers -- Ozark Mountains -- Fiction, Migrant labor -- Fiction, Rural families -- Fiction, Tenant farmers -- Arkansas -- Fiction
title_display A painted house : a novel
title_full A Painted House, A painted house : a novel / John Grisham, A painted house [sound recording] / John Grisham, A painted house [text (large print)] / by John Grisham
title_short A painted house :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Baseball stories, Boys, Children's secrets, Cotton farmers, Cotton growing, Farm life, Farmers, Fiction, Large type books, Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers, Migrant agricultural laborers, Migrant labor, Rural families, Suspense, Tenant farmers, Thriller