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The Resource A painted house : a novel, by John Grisham

A painted house : a novel, by John Grisham

Label
A painted house : a novel
Title
A painted house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by John Grisham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 from author 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. This is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience
Cataloging source
FTL
Index
no index present
Intended audience
780
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 5.8
  • 6.9
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
Label
A painted house : a novel, by John Grisham
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm49559833
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9780385501200
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49559833
  • 45831150
Label
A painted house : a novel, by John Grisham
Publication
Control code
ocm49559833
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9780385501200
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49559833
  • 45831150

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