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John Grisham, author of Sparring Partners

In John Grisham’s first collection of novellas, law is a common thread --- but he has several surprises in store. “Homecoming” marks the return of Jake Brigance, but he’s not in the courtroom. He’s called upon to help an old friend, Mack Stafford, a former lawyer who stole money from his clients. In “Strawberry Moon,” Cody Wallace is only three hours away from execution, and he has one final request. The “Sparring Partners” are the Malloy brothers, Kirk and Rusty, two successful young lawyers who inherited a once prosperous firm when its founder, their father, was sent to prison. As the firm disintegrates, the resulting fiasco falls into the lap of Diantha Bradshaw, the only person the partners trust.

Week of February 27, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of February 27th include SPARRING PARTNERS, John Grisham's first collection of novellas, the common thread of which is law --- but the master of the legal thriller has several surprises in store; THE LONG WEEKEND, a pulse-pounding thriller from Gilly Macmillan, in which a group of women travel to the most remote place in England for a weekend escape --- only to discover a startling note that one of their husbands will be killed before they return home; PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING by Melissa Fu, a bold and moving story that follows three generations of a Chinese family on their search for a place to call home; Sara Nović's TRUE BIZ, an absorbing novel that chronicles a year of seismic romantic, political and familial shifts for a teacher and her students at a boarding school for the deaf; and THE CORRESPONDENTS by Judith Mackrell, the riveting, untold history of a group of heroic female reporters who revolutionized the narrative of World War II.