It’s a well-known fact that Mr. Grisham had a law degree, and it’s pretty common for writers to bring their personal experiences into their fiction, but I didn’t know that there was a lot of autobiography in A Time to Kill, the prequel to Sycamore Row, as the author reveals in this interview.
Well, interesting to know.
I agree. He would’ve certainly toasted Sycamore Row. Faulkner, a Nobel Prize winner, was a Southerner, and his books were set in the South; so yes, he would’ve appreciated John Grisham‘s depiction of the area, its people, their problems and struggles.