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....
Don’t miss John Grisham’s new book, THE EXCHANGE: AFTER THE FIRM!
A Painted House
A truly special story. Both with the intelligent narrative expected from this author, and encompassing the panoply of human experience
Like Saroyan’s The Human Comedy, I wish this novel could be read in schools across the nation. It’s that rich in understanding. A true salvo