Roman John Grisham The Summons

ISBN 13: 9780099406136

The Summons

3.68 avg rating
( 55,765 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099406136: The Summons

Ray Atlee, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, is forty-three and newly single. His father, a very sick old man who lives the life of a recluse in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi, was once a beloved and powerful official who towered over local law and politics for many years.

With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons to Ray to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of the family estate.

Ray reluctantly heads south, but the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret which Ray believes only he knows. Until it becomes clear that someone else knows too...

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

An intelligent, low-key thriller, The Summons continues John Grisham's exploration of the common decencies of a strain of American commercial story-telling in literature and film that we often link to the work of Frank Capra or O Henry. He is not afraid of parable or of setting up situations that are at once archetypal and attractively specific. This is a tale of two brothers--one is righteous, more or less, and one is not--and a question of their inheritance. Ancient Mississippi judge Atlee summons his two sons to his deathbed, but dies before he can explain himself, leaving Ray, who arrives on time unlike his drunkard brother Forest with the difficult problem of the three million dollars in used notes which are lying around the house in shoe-boxes. Ray worries about his father's posthumous reputation, about the Inland Revenue Service and about how quickly Forrest could drink himself to death with unlimited funds.

Grisham is very acute indeed on how the best of intentions lead Ray not to any significant crime or atrocity but to quietly unconscionable behaviour. And then he realises he is being followed... Grisham can build suspense out of remarkably little and has a real gift for understanding the quiet anxieties of an ordinary man. --Roz Kaveney

Review:

"Classic Grisham" (Times)

"John Grisham is a copper-bottomed promise of reliable story-telling. The legal trappings are as persuasive as ever" (Independent)

"Smooth, tough and addictive" (Mirror)

"No one tells a story better than Grisham" (Evening Standard)

"Compelling" (Time Literary Supplement)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Grisham, John
Published by Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House
ISBN 10: 0099406136 ISBN 13: 9780099406136
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller
IBestBargains, LLC
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099406136 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Bookseller Inventory # XGDA-OBI-00198

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.12
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

2.

John Grisham
ISBN 10: 0099406136 ISBN 13: 9780099406136
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
US_Superfast_Bookstore
(New Castle, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This is an International Edition Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days ACROSS THE GLOBE. We can ship to PO Box address in US. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" or "For sale in Asia only" or similar restrictions- printed only to discourage students from obtaining an affordable copy. US Court has asserted your right to buy and use International edition. Access code/CD may not provided with these editions. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # IA9780099406136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

3.

Grisham, John
Published by Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House
ISBN 10: 0099406136 ISBN 13: 9780099406136
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House. Book Condition: New. 0099406136 This is an International Edition. Brand New, Paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Similar Contents as U.S Edition, printed in Black & White. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 3-8 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address. In some instances, subjects such as Management, Accounting, Finance may have different end chapter case studies and exercises. International Edition Textbooks may bear a label "Not for sale in the U.S. or Canada" and "Content may different from U.S. Edition" - printed only to discourage U.S. students from obtaining an affordable copy. The U.S. Supreme Court has asserted your right to purchase international editions, and ruled on this issue. Access code/CD is not provided with these editions , unless specified. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # IS9780099406136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Grisham, John
Published by Penguin Random House (2011)
ISBN 10: 0099406136 ISBN 13: 9780099406136
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # PRH-9780099406136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.48
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Grisham, John
Published by Penguin Random House (2011)
ISBN 10: 0099406136 ISBN 13: 9780099406136
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # PRH-9780099406136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.36
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Grisham, John
Published by Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House
ISBN 10: 0099406136 ISBN 13: 9780099406136
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Newbooks2016
(North Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099406136 Brand New Book In Bubble Wrap Packing .Delivery will take 8-16 days. Bookseller Inventory # C-CHR-00195

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

John Grisham
Published by Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House (2002)
ISBN 10: 0099406136 ISBN 13: 9780099406136
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099406136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Grisham, John
Published by Arrow/Children S (a Division o (2002)
ISBN 10: 0099406136 ISBN 13: 9780099406136
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow/Children S (a Division o, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099406136

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.34
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Grisham, John
Published by Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House
ISBN 10: 0099406136 ISBN 13: 9780099406136
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arrow/Children S (a Division of Random House. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099406136 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1036104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
48.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds