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- The Rooster Bar – John Grisham
- Past Perfect – Danielle Steele
- End Game – David Baldacci
- Hardcore Twenty-Four – Janet Evanovich
- The Cuban Affair – Nelson De Mille
- Year One – Nora Roberts
- War Cross - Rick Riordan
- Turtles all the Way Down - John Green
- Renegades - Marissa Meyer
Young Adult/Junior Fiction
Featured Author of the Month
John Ray Grisham Jr.
John Ray Grisham Jr. is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. He was born on February 8, 1955.
Grisham, the second of five siblings, was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Wanda (née Skidmore) and John Grisham. His father worked as a construction worker and a cotton farmer, while his mother was a homemaker. When Grisham was four years old, his family settled in Southaven, Mississippi.
John Grisham graduated from Mississippi State University before attending the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He practiced criminal law for about a decade and served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990.
His first novel, A Time to Kill, was published in June 1989, four years after he began writing it. As of 2012, his books have sold over 275 million copies worldwide. A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham is one of only three authors to sell 2 million copies on a first printing.
Grisham's first bestseller, The Firm, sold more than seven million copies. The book was adapted into a 1993 feature film of the same name, starring Tom Cruise, and a 2012 TV series which "continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere and his family 10 years after the events of the film and novel.”