»Over the years, if people get close enough to offer an opinion about the books, they’re probably going to say, «The first one is my favorite. When are you going to get back to Ford County?» So I’ve often thought about another story with Jake and the cast of characters. I did not want another big racially charged murder trial, because most small Southern towns don’t have those on a weekly basis.«
Novelist John Grisham talks about his return to Ford County in Sycamore Row and an unpleasant stint as a politician. Read the interview by Irene Lacher at the Los Angeles Times.