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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. 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 is downsized, furloughed, and escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, all for a slim chance of getting rehired. 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. Samantha’s new job takes her into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack. But some of the locals aren’t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town, and within weeks Samantha is engulfed in litigation that turns deadly. Because like most small towns, Brady harbors big secrets that some will kill to conceal. Praise for Gray Mountain “[An] important new novel . . . superior entertainment.”—The Washington Post “Powerful . . . a satisfying, old-fashioned, good guy/bad guy legal thriller.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Yes, Gray Mountain is fiction. But after reading the book, you’ll believe heroic action must be taken.”—USA Today “Grisham has written one of his best legal dramas.”—Associated Press From the Trade Paperback edition.

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America's greatest storyteller brings us a new masterpiece of legal courage and gripping suspense - and his finest heroine since The Pelican Brief. Donovan Gray is ruthless and fearless. Just the kind of lawyer you need, deep in small-town Appalachia. Samantha Kofer is a world away from her former life at New York's biggest law firm. If she is going to survive in coal country, she needs to start learning fast. Because as Donovan knows only too well, the mountains have their own laws. And standing up for the truth means putting your life on the line . . .

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Losing her job at New York City's largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets. By the best-selling author of Sycamore Row. (suspense). Simultaneous.

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Losing her job at New York City's largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community, where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets.

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John Grisham levererar ännu en rafflande roman om den lilla människans kamp mot de stora bolagen. Och Samantha Kofer är en ung kvinna som inte ger sig! När de amerikanska bankerna börjar vackla 2008 förlorar den unga framgångsrika advokaten Samantha Kofer sitt jobb på en av de stora advokatfirmorna i New York. Över en natt byts det trendiga jobbet på Manhattan ut mot en juristfirma i den lilla hålan Brady i Appalacherna. Juristfirman drivs av fyra samhällsengagerade kvinnor och till en början kan Samantha Kofer inte förstå hur hon ska kunna stå ut med jobbet och med tillvaron i Brady. Men snart ska livet i Brady visa sig vara något helt annat än vad hon har kunnat föreställa sig. Runtomkring staden breder skogsskövlingen ut sig. De stora kolbolagen hindras inte av berg, skogar eller hus. Där de har kört fram finns bara förstörelse kvar. Men hur skaffar egentligen bolagen sin mark? Samantha dras in i ett spel där storföretagen inte skyr några medel och där den lilla människans kamp för att överleva är en kamp mot klockan. Översättare: Kjell Waltman, Omslagsformgivare: Jojo Form AB , Omslagsformgivare: Ulf Jernelo

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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. About the Author JOHN GRISHAM is the author of twenty-seven novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and four novels for young readers. www.doubleday.com www.jgrisham.com www.facebook.com/JohnGrisham

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Published in 2014, Gray Mountain is a legal thriller focusing on strip mining for coal. Set in Appalachia, a town in eastern America, this story centres around a lawyer named Donovan Gray. A big character in such a small town, and certainly to Samantha Kofer. She is new to the area from New York, and having previously worked in the capital's biggest law firm is feeling decidedly out of place. Set in the times after the Great Recession, we see third-year graduate Samantha learning on her feet in a small town that plays by its own rules. After the economy taking a nose dive, Samantha finds herself far from her former dreams of earning huge wages in New York. Samantha is desperate to keep her benefits of her former role and has arrived at Appallachia on the promise of being taken back if the company finds itself in credit again. Working under Mattie Wyatt at the Mountain Legal Aid Clinic, she soon learns what a tough world she has entered where coal miners have little to no rights, even riddled with disease solely attributable to their working environment. Gray Mountain by John Grisham beautifully captures both the stunning scenery that the story is set in, but of the colliding worlds of face paced New York and the slow but deadly Appallachia. Donovan Gray is the nephew of Mattie Wyatt and is on a mission to tackle the big bosses of the strip coal mining world. In doing so, John Grisham enlightens us to the dangers of this world and the damage it is doing to both the environment and the people working in it. Highlighting the extremity of the work, Donovan takes on a heartbreaking case where an upended boulder rolls down and flattens a worker's house, killing his two boys inside. The story then hones in on the proceeding court case and Donovan seeking justice asking for settlement. Samantha meanwhile is involved in a love interest, and also abused by men in the town.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Gray Mountain by John Grisham - A 15-minute Summary & Analysis Inside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread:Summary: Gray Mountain is a legal thriller by John Grisham that is set during the recession of 2008. The book begins when associate lawyer, Samantha Kofer, is furloughed, or laid off, due to the recession, from a New York City law firm. Samantha is hired by Mattie Wyatt, a lawyer and the executive director of the Mountain Legal Aid Clinic in Brady, Virginia, as a volunteer at the clinic. Samantha meets Mattie’s nephew, Donovan Gray, a trial lawyer in Brady. Donovan has built a reputation suing the local coal companies, something that has earned him a lot of enemies because of the power the coal companies wield in the area. However, the coal companies have created a dangerous environment in the area by using a process known as mountaintop removal, a type of strip mining that damages the environment and allows toxic slurry to spill into the ground water…

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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. About the Author JOHN GRISHAM is the author of twenty-seven novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and four novels for young readers. www.doubleday.com www.jgrisham.com www.facebook.com/JohnGrisham

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Nous sommes en 2008. La carrière de Samantha Kofer dans un grand cabinet d’avocats de Wall Street est sur des rails dorés... Mais la récession frappe soudain. La jeune femme se retrouve du jour au lendemain au bas de l’échelle, limogée, raccompagnée vers la sortie, quasiment jetée dehors par une escorte de vigiles. Samantha a toutefois de la « chance » dans son malheur ; un cadeau de ses supérieurs : si elle accepte de travailler gratuitement pendant un an dans un centre d’aide juridique, elle pourra peut-être réintégrer sa place au cabinet. En quelques jours, Samantha quitte donc Manhattan pour s’installer à Brady, en Virginie, une bourgade de deux mille deux cents âmes au cœur des Appalaches, un recoin du monde où elle n’aurait jamais pensé mettre les pieds. Mattie Wyatt, une figure éminente ? de Brady et directrice du centre juridique, va lui montrer comment aider « les vrais gens ayant de vrais problèmes ». Pour la première fois dans sa carrière d’avocate, Samantha va préparer un procès, connaître la violence des salles d’audience, se faire réprimander par un juge, recevoir des menaces de la part de gens qui n’apprécient guère qu’une avocate de New York mette son nez dans leurs affaires. Elle va apprendre également que Brady, comme nombre de petites villes, cache de lourds secrets. Ce nouveau travail va entraîner Samantha dans les eaux troubles et dangereuses de l’exploitation minière, une terra incognita où il n’y a ni lois, ni code du travail, ni respect des biens et des personnes. Deux camps s’opposent. La population s’entredéchire. La montagne elle-même est en danger, attaquée de toutes parts par les sociétés de charbonnage. La violence est partout. Et, en quelques semaines, Samantha va se retrouver emportée dans un combat judiciaire dont l’issue sera fatale. Traduit de l’anglais par Dominique Defert

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Tras perder su trabajo en un prestigioso bufete de abogados, una joven se implica en la defensa de un paisaje en riesgo, en un territorio sin ley. La nueva heroína de Grisham es una caja de sorpresas. Hace una semana Samantha Kofer trabajaba en una prestigiosa firma de abogados de Nueva York. Ahora trabaja gratis en una asesoría legal para clientes sin recursos en una pequeña ciudad de Virginia. La caída de Lehman Brothers supuso para ella la pérdida del trabajo, de la seguridad y del futuro. Su mundo no tiene nada que ver con su vida pasada de peces gordos y bonos desorbitados. En la actualidad se enfrenta a clientes reales con problemas reales en las tierras del carbón, donde la ley es diferente y defender la verdad significa poner en peligro la vida. Su nuevo jefe se dedica a demandar a las compañías mineras por los destrozos medioambientales que están devastando la comarca, y mucha gente lo odia por ello. La vida de Samantha ha dado un giro de 180 grados. La crítica ha dicho... «El mejor autor de thriller vivo.» Ken Follet «Esta no es una historia sobre un triunfo o un fallo judicial. Es la sorprendente y compleja historia de un hombre inteligente, a quien la experiencia de cinco años como abogado de causas nobles lo convierte en un astuto defensor capaz de urdir un ingenioso plan de venganza. Grisham borda la historia.» The New York Times «Emocionante. Lleva al lector por una vía, la del hombre inocente en busca de la exoneración, para cambiar con una facilidad exquisita a otra diferente, la de jugar al gato y al ratón.» The Guardian «Una gran aportación a la biblioteca de Grisham, siempre fuente de entretenimiento asegurado, que evoluciona hacia algo más serio, más potente, muestra de su excepcional talento.» The Washington Post «Un excelente y clásico thriller legal con chico bueno y chico malo.» The Christian Science Monitor «Grisham ha escrito uno de sus mejores thrillers legales con esta inmersión en la política de las ciudades pequeñas.» Associated Press

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Samantha Kofer, giovane e promettente avvocato associato da tre anni del più importante studio legale di New York, ha davanti a sé una brillante carriera, o almeno così crede. Ma è il 2008 e con l'esplosione della crisi finanziaria, le cui ripercussioni in tutto il mondo sono ben note, moltissimi professionisti restano senza lavoro. Gli istituti bancari, gli hedge fund e i grandi studi legali ridimensionano drasticamente spese e personale. E così, ad appena due settimane dal crollo di Lehman Brothers, Samantha perde il suo lavoro, la sua sicurezza e il suo futuro. Al tempo stesso, però, è anche una delle poche persone a cui viene offerta l'opportunità di lavorare gratuitamente per un anno in un piccolo studio di assistenza legale a Brady, una sperduta cittadina di 2200 anime sui monti Appalachi, in attesa di tempi migliori. È un cambiamento di vita radicale. Samantha si ritrova infatti in un mondo lontano anni luce da quello in cui ha sempre vissuto, e grazie all'indomita Mattie Wyatt, capo della Mountain Legal Aid Clinic, e all'affascinante e misterioso nipote di lei, l'avvocato Donovan Gray, capisce subito cosa significa doversi confrontare con veri clienti e problemi reali. Ma soprattutto dovrà fare i conti con il torbido e pericoloso business dell'industria carbonifera, vera risorsa del paese. Un mondo in cui le leggi non vengono rispettate, la violenza è sempre in agguato e la terra stessa è minacciata. Perché ci sono segreti a Brady che avrebbero dovuto restare sepolti per sempre nelle montagne. In questo nuovo appassionante legal thriller, John Grisham descrive gli spregiudicati retroscena di Big Coal e il costante pericolo a cui sono sottoposti le vite di chi vi lavora e l'intero ecosistema, raccontando la storia di una giovane donna coraggiosa, la prima protagonista femminile dai tempi del Rapporto Pelican.

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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. About the Author JOHN GRISHAM is the author of twenty-seven novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and four novels for young readers. www.doubleday.com www.jgrisham.com www.facebook.com/JohnGrisham

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Gray Mountain by John Grisham: Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.