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Speaker Series: John Grisham in Conversation with Cassandra King

December 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Charleston Library Society is honored to welcome best-selling author, John Grisham, to be in conversation with author, and friend of the Library, Cassandra King for this Zoom hybrid event. The two talented authors will discuss the dynamic process of writing best-selling novels in addition to focusing on Grisham’s most recent release, A Time For Mercy.

This hybrid style event will allow for 40 VIP In-Person Package patrons to enjoy the event on “the big screen” from the Library Society’s Main Reading Room, socially-distanced and with snack boxes and wine, while everyone else will watch from home. In addition, all purchasers of the VIP In-Person Package will have the opportunity to ask Grisham or King a question during the live Q&A period and will receive a signed copy of A Time For Mercy.

The Library Society is grateful for the Anonymous sponsoring of this incredible event.

Ticket Packages:

Zoom Access: $15

Zoom Access with a Signed copy of “A Time For Mercy”: $45

In-Person VIP Viewing Ticket with a Signed copy of “A Time For Mercy”: $75

For tickets: Click here

About A Time For Mercy:
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.


December 8, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm