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Gray Mountain

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 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.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 21, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780385539166
  • Release date: October 21, 2014

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780385539166
  • File size: 2677 KB
  • Release date: October 21, 2014

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Kindle Book
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6.1
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 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.

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