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The Resource The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Label
The Reckoning
Title
The Reckoning
Statement of responsibility
John Grisham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
#1 bestselling author John Grisham's The Reckoning is his most powerful, surprising, and suspenseful thriller yet. "A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga...The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case."—USA Today October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi's favorite son—a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, and committed a shocking crime. Pete's only statement about it—to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family—was: "I have nothing to say." He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave. In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete's defense attorney tries desperately to save him. Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham's signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page
Summary
The best-selling author of The Firm returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to trace the unthinkable mid-20th-century murder of a local reverend by a young war hero who refuses to defend his actions during a bizarre trial
Storyline
Tone
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10732626
Cataloging source
BT
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Grisham, John
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Reckoning
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e1d9900b-e1fe-4da7-825f-f0df2446de25
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385544160
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Reckoning
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e1d9900b-e1fe-4da7-825f-f0df2446de25
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385544160
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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