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A painted house: a novel

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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. On-sale February 6, 2001.
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ISBN:
9780385337939
044023722
9780307576040
9781415947555
9780385501200
038550120
9780736689434
9780375431012
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.8, 19 Points
Lexile measure:
780L
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Grouping Title painted house
Grouping Author grisham john
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-14 22:54:25PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-14 00:40:06AM

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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 Audiobooks, Baseball stories, Boys -- Fiction, Children's secrets -- Fiction, Cotton growing -- Arkansas -- Fiction, Farmers -- Fiction, Large type books, Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers -- Arkansas -- Fiction, Migrant agricultural laborers -- Ozark Mountains -- Fiction, Migrant labor -- Fiction, Tenant farmers -- Arkansas -- Fiction
title_display A painted house : a novel
title_full A Painted House, A Painted House A Novel, 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 growing, Farmers, Fiction, Large type books, Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers, Migrant agricultural laborers, Migrant labor, Suspense, Tenant farmers, Thriller