I’ve been reading this John Gresham book each night when I go to bed. I find that I sleep better and dream more when I read a bit of fiction before bed.
John Gresham’s books are typically easy to read and don’t take long to get into. This one is no different. Since this book is based on the character from A Time to Kill, I picture some of the movie actors as I’m reading the book.
Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that The New York Times says is “riveting” and “suspenseful.”
Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.
In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart.
Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet.
There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.
I love physical books, but I’ve run out of space for them. The Kindle Oasis is the newest version of Amazon’s popular e-reader. It can hold thousands of books, but only weighs a few ounces. The current version has some features to make it easier to read at night without interrupting your melatonin production. If you don’t own a Kindle, I’d recommend giving one a try. You can buy a refurbished or used basic Kindle for pretty cheap.
This is a fun game!
- hole in one: play nine, the card game of golf, is a fun and exciting twist on the classic game of golf. just like the actual game, the person with the lowest score wins!
- all ages: recommended for ages 8 and up, play nine has easy to follow instructions and simple game play so the whole family can join in on a round and play a hole or two.
- play: players are dealt 8 cards with a discard and draw pile at the center. players then take turns drawing, discarding, or trading their cards for the lowest value cards.
- any occasion: perfect for family game night, reunions, holiday parties, or as a down time activity, this match game is just the thing to keep everyone entertained and having a ball.
- specifications: for 2-6 players. recommended for ages 8+. includes 2 decks of premium play nine cards (108 cards), easy to follow game instructions, scorecards, and a pencil. play time: 15-20 min.
- Skill level: Novice, Intermediate, Expert
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor Frankl