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LITERARY EVENT | Bestselling Author John Grisham Returns to Anderson’s Bookshop via Zoom


How often can you say you had lunch with a bestselling author- a master in legal thrillers? You certainly can now thanks to Anderson’s Bookshops. Join Anderson's Bookshops for a virtual lunch with New York Times bestselling author John Grisham to celebrate his new book, A Time For Mercy. This is a return engagement for Grisham and Anderson’s Bookshop is pleased to present co-owner Becky Anderson as Grisham’s conversation partner to discuss his exciting new title.

This event has several price options to make the program fit for Grisham’s huge following of fans. All tickets include a copy of the new book with a signed bookplate. Personalized bookplates are available for the first 100 customers. To obtain your tickets to the Monday, October 26 Anderson’s event, please visit

About the Book: Jake Brigance is back! The hero of A Time to Kill, one of the most popular novels of our time, returns in a courtroom drama that showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham at the height of his storytelling powers. Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.

In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart.

Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet. There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

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

About Anderson’s Bookshop: Anderson’s Bookshop is a 6-generation family-run neighborhood independent business with locations in Chicago’s western suburbs. The company includes a toyshop and school bookfair division. Recipients of dozens of honors, Anderson’s Bookshops share a passion and knowledge of books and of building community through great reads. Anderson’s Bookshops are located in downtown Naperville at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. and in Downers Grove at 5112 Main St. For additional questions and information, visit


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