Friday, November 7, 2014

Gray Mountain

Mining. I doubt that very many people who make a living from big coal will buy John Grisham’s novel, Gray Mountain, in which he portrays the practices of the coal industry as criminal. Given the visible environmental damage throughout Appalachia, and the problem with West Virginia drinking water last year that drew widespread media attention, there are plenty of readers who don’t make a living from big coal who will find a great story in this novel. Protagonist Samantha Kofer is a young New York commercial real estate attorney who gets furloughed from her law firm in the financial crisis of 2008. She ends up working at a legal aid clinic in Brady, Virginia. Drawn from the headlines, and packed with action, I found myself very well entertained by this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Gray Mountain from

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