While praising his new book, Janet Maslin gives Grisham a backhanded compliment in today’s NYT, saying the short story form frees him from “subplots and padding” and that this “vacation from whatever grueling work goes into the construction of fully rigged best sellers…invigorates him in ways that show up on the page.”

Although the is showing heavy holds, there are not nearly as many as one would expect for a full-length Grisham.

Ford County: Stories
John Grisham
Retail Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday – (2009-11-03)
ISBN / EAN: 0385532458 / 9780385532457

Random House Audio; UNAB; 9780307702104; $35
Random House Large Print; 9780739377383; pbk; $24
Audio downloadable from OverDrive

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