A Painted House by John Grisham

This novel is set in the late 1950s in rural Arkansas and narrated through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy living with his family on a cotton farm. Over the course of a harvest season, the boy witnesses a series of events that shatter his innocence, including family secrets, social class struggles, and racial tensions. The arrival of migrant workers and a group of hill people to help with the cotton picking introduces him to a world much larger and more complex than he had previously known. The narrative captures the boy's coming-of-age experience amidst the backdrop of hard work, family dynamics, and the harsh realities of farm life, painting a vivid picture of a bygone era in American history.

The 8378th greatest book of all time


Published
2001
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
384
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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