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A Painted House

John Grisham

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The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with three weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist-high to my father, over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a "good crop." Thus begins the new novel from John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a farm boy named Luke Chandler, age seven, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and, sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven-year-old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. A Painted House is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Lansbury

Length:

12h 9m


Chapters

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03:40

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:03


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:37


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:51


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:11


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:12


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:39


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:57


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:28


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:17


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:54


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:34


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:25


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:23


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:12


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:33


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:58


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:51


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:43


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:06


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:21


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:22


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:41


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:49


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:16


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:35


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:11


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:02


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:27


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:02


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:13


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:01


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:54


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:39


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:58


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:56


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:42


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:13


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:57


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:09


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:12


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:59


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:10


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:31


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:22


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:17


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:47


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:00


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:14


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:59


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:12


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:32


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:52


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:06


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:09


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:46


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:34


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:44


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:07


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:53


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:48


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:01


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:08


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:52


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:41


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:33


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:57


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:06


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:15


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:13


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:30


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

02:44


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:11


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:25


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:12


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:37


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:02


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:46


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:49


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:20


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:52


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:33


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:42


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:16


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:06


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:43


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:11


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:17


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:58


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:03


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:57


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:47


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:45


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:03


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

01:46


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:20


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:35


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:19


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:14


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:48


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:51


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:02


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:03


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:34


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:22


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:45


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:40


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:16