Above / Best-selling author John Grisham’s first visit to Anderson’s Bookshop is slated for 7PM Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, when he’ll be joined by moderator Scott Turow on stage at the historic Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. (PN File Photo)

When it comes to major American authors, few can top John Grisham. With nearly three dozen novels to his credit, Grisham has succeeded beyond measure as an international bestselling author, with his books translated now into 40 languages. Legal thrillers, starting with A Time to Kill in 1988, have led to a parade of blockbusters including The Firm, Pelican Brief, The Client and many more. Compelling films have followed and brought his stories to the big screen.

Grisham will present his latest novel, The Reckoning, to a very special Anderson’s Bookshop-sponsored event at 7PM on Wed., Oct. 24. This event is set for the historic Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave. in Downers Grove.

This visit is Grisham’s first presentation to an Anderson’s Bookshop program. The program for the evening will include a book talk, Q & A and conversation. Ticket holders will receive pre-signed copies of Grisham’s latest book, The Reckoning.

But that’s not all! Moderating the evening’s event is another incredibly successful writer, Chicago’s own Scott Turow. The author of ten novels and two non-fiction books, Turow’s books, too, have been enormous bestsellers around the world with titles like Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof, Identical and One L. Films and TV productions have been inspired by his works as well.

To have both of these widely recognized lawyers-turned-writers on one stage is an unique opportunity for book lovers. Tickets are now available to this very special event, exclusively at: JohnGrishamAndersons.brownpapertickets.com.

The Reckoning

John Grisham’s The Reckoning is the master storyteller’s most powerful, surprising, and accomplished novel yet.
 
October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi

Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son—a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder weren’t shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete’s only statement about it—to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family—was: “I have nothing to say.” He was not afraid of death and was willing to take his motive to the grave.

In a major novel unlike anything he has written before, John Grisham takes us on an incredible journey, from the Jim Crow South to the jungles of the Philippines during World War II; from an insane asylum filled with secrets to the Clanton courtroom where Pete’s defense attorney tries desperately to save him.

Reminiscent of the finest tradition of Southern Gothic storytelling, The Reckoning would not be complete without Grisham’s signature layers of legal suspense, and he delivers on every page.

The author and the moderator

Scott Turow (Jeremy Lawson Photography)

John Grisham is the author of 30 novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.

Scott Turow is the author of 10 bestselling works of fiction and two nonfiction. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. Turow’s thoughtful essays and op-ed pieces have been presented in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and The Atlantic.

Anderson’s Bookshop

John Grisham’s upcoming visit, moderated by Scott Turow, is part of Anderson’s Bookshops’ calendar of special author events. Anderson’s Bookshops specialize in book sales, author events, book signings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Additional locations include Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630)-963-2665 and La Grange, at 26 S. La Grange Rd. (708) 582-6353. A toy shop, Anderson’s Toyshop, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., also operates in the heart of Naperville. 

Submitted by Candy Purdom for Anderson’s Bookshop