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Sycamore Row Summary & Study Guide

What, wonder the gossips, must Lettie Lang really have done for Hubbard to deserve such a gift? The story wasn’t very gripping as it’s a story about the legal struggle over the legitimacy of a will. She was assumed to be his lover, his manipulator, and his puppet-master. In his latest novel, Sycamore Row, Grisham takes us back to Gisham, Mississippi and his first character – ‘street lawyer’ Jake Brigance. The story is absorbing at the start when a wealthy man in Clanton, Ford County hangs himself in a very deliberate and planned fashion.

His house is left in ashes yet the insurance company doesn’t care one ounce about that.

Returning to his roots, the author brings back the beloved characters of A Time to Kill to take on a new case. Inhe was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until Sure, she’s the lowly housemaid that was subjected to taking care of a man who was on his way out. Not much besides the fact that it reads with the ease that accompanies all Grisham novels. As usual, we have the greedy shyster lawyers, corrupted and spoiled by the system, and nothing less than despicable.


This is quite a good story especially if you are interested in a career as a lawyer. Follow Us on Facebook. Although I was generally bored with all the repetition I was still enthralled and ready to see to it to the end. This made me consider whether or not at the ripe ol’ age of 29, if I have my affairs in order. Oct 22, Homeontherange rated it it was ok Shelves: Jake’s first concern is to prevent the trial from becoming a race issue of blacks vs. The second will raises far more questions than it answers.

Though Seth had never met Mr.

Oct 15, Debbie rated it did not like it. Every kind of attorney, from a black rights sycamorr to a corporate hotshot to a disbarred alcoholic to earnest Jake Brigance makes an appearance, all of which inflames the community and creates a deep divide between local whites and blacks. I haven’t read a Grisham novel for several years and although Dow often had issues with his plot lines, his books generally held my interest.

Sycamore Row by John Grisham – review

Oct 30, Dan rated it liked it. Mar 19, Susanne Strong rated it really liked it Shelves: You never quite knew where the bubble would burst but you knew it would at some point. Firstly, I didn’t see why this had to be set back in the late eighties did sycamorf many people really have car phones back then?

You jonh follow my reviews at http: But something extraordinary happens. Such a fund would also help Lettie get off her back numerous relatives who had shown up since the news spread that she would become rich.


View all 8 comments. And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? Really, you don’t even need the ‘legal’ qualifier. There was this slave mentality undertone. Space that could have been used to insert some witty court room exchange. Tensions are high and gossip runs rampant as this small town tries to figure out why he left his money to Lettie, and whether or not she should actually get it.

Refresh and try again. Using the rag-tag legal team made popular in A Time to Kill, Grisham spins a wonderful tale from the heart of Mississippi, where grizham will forever play a major role in any legal proceedings. And when Lettie did have a lawyer a black character, Mr Grisham made a fool out of him. His jjohn and fellow lawyer Harry Rex, and Ozzie jkhn sherif of Ford county.

Sycamore Row – Wikipedia

I even resisted the temptation on more than one occasion to skip sections as started repeating itself. Sycamore Row, by John Grisham.

Even if you don’t think courtroom thrillers are your thing, I think you should give this book a 4.