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The Litigators
The Litigators
by John Grisham
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.11

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5.0 out of 5 stars All kinds of law, 23 Sep 2012
This review is from: The Litigators (Paperback)
David Zinc, a young lawyer slaving away at the huge firm Rogan Rothberg, balks at going to work one day. His rebellion is so severe that he bolts like a madman and winds up at a bar, where he spends the day. Next thing, drunk as a skunk, he stumbles into Finley & Figg, a law firm the partners laughably call a "boutique" firm. Finley and Figg chase ambulances, handle divorces draw up wills for pitiably small estates, and have yet to land a lucrative account. David signs on with them and learns the ropes of their seedy practice. Figg's dream ship coming in is a mass tort lawsuit he brings against the pharmaceutical company Varrick. None of the three partners has even been in a federal courtroom, and how they manage is a lesson to readers about how mass torts are handled. Finley, Figg, and Zinc also learn, to their dismay. The last 50 pages are pure fun to read, as Zinc pulls away and strikes out for himself.

Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer
by Barbara Kingsolver
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Nature to the hilt, 13 Nov 2011
This review is from: Prodigal Summer (Paperback)
I learned about moths, chestnut tree blight, the market in kids (baby goats), and got a refresher in the hard farmer's life. I enjoyed the separate stories of a female forest ranger whose life is invaded by a man who is a total anomaly of her instincts, a young woman from the city who suddenly finds herself running a farm, not quite alone but hemmed in by in-laws, and a curmudgeon of a man at odds with his free-willed female neighbor. These stories find their way to each other in Kingsolver's graceful prose. The beauty of her language is to be settled into and savored at leisure. She is powerful on the page and in one's consciousness of the English language.Pleasantville [DVD] [1999]

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