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Gray Mountain - A Novel

John Grisham

John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she's full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track-until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town's legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to "help real people with real problems." For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren't so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets. Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.

John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she's full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track-until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town's legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to "help real people with real problems." For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren't so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets. Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.
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John Grisham has a new hero . . . and she's full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track-until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the town's legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to "help real people with real problems." For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who aren't so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets. Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Catherine Taber

Length:

14h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

33:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

34:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:31