Oh so many years ago a friend forced me to borrow her latest John Grisham lawyer novel. I protested and protested, but ended up bringing it home. And have read 99% of what he has written since. Often I have been impressed. Sometimes disappointed. A Painted House is a keeper.
This book is completely unrelated to lawyering. It talks about life on a cotton farm a long time ago. It talks about perspectives, dreams, reality, community, relationships, classes of people, and life.
Through the thick and the thin, the author keeps a sense of humor that has made this one of the few books I’ve read again.
I think this will become one of my summer reading novels, year in and year out.