Ford County: Stories - John Grisham

Ford County: Stories

Author: John Grisham

  • Publication Date: 2009-11-03
  • Category: Short Stories
4 Score: 4
(From 283 Ratings)


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill.

This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters: Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons embark on a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit Inez’s youngest son, Raymond—on death row. A hard-drinking, low-grossing divorce lawyer fed up with his wife, his life, and the law plans a drastic escape after an unexpected phone call. A quiet, unassuming data collector sets out to bring down a flashy casino owner with his skill at blackjack—as payback for the theft of his wife. A stalker hunts victims in a retirement home, a lawyer confronts a vengeful adversary from the past, and a young man from a prominent family is driven off by scandal and fear—but finds unexpected redemption on the wrong side of the tracks.

Often hilarious, frequently moving, and always entertaining, this collection makes it abundantly clear why John Grisham is our most popular storyteller.


  • Ford County Stories - enjoyed all the stories ....

    By Great Grandma 3 Times
    I hesitated buying this book because I didn"t think I would enjoy it. I was wrong. I enjoyed all the stories & would recommend this book to others for a little John Grisham variety.
  • Ford County: Stories

    By Donnie55r
    Though I enjoyed each story, as well as the characters, this is not John Grisham's normal style of writing. There were no surprises at the end of the story and the end was somewhat predictable for each one. I liked seeing other familiar characters from other books. It took me much longer to read through these short stories then his average book. Normally I read his books in two sittings. Sometimes one. John Grisham has a way of grabbing your attention and wanting to finish the book quickly. This does not happen with the short stories.
  • Amazing Amazing Book

    By StoryPoem
    Best book I have read in a longtime.
  • Grisham at his best

    By tgrvxn
    This collection of short stories is one of my favorite releases from Grisham. The stories are varied and each one has a different angle and take to tell. You won't be disappointed.
  • Enjoyable!

    By AnnieRoz
    Love quick reads. The character development and realistic scenarios of these 'down and outers' are really fun...
  • Great Book Grisham amazes me again

    By Chris5608478
    As a huge John Grisham fan i was eager to read this book and it did not let me down. Great book!!!