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This study guide contains the following sections: Sycamore Row is a novel by John Grisham. Returning to his roots, the author brings back the beloved characters of A Time to Kill to take on a new case.

Seth Hubbard, dying of cancer, has taken his own life. Before doing so, however, he sends a handwritten will to Jake Brigance with orders to defend it at all costs. This will leaves the largest fortune ever seen in Ford County to Mr. Determined to scyamore that this will was made from undue influence by the maid, Mr.

Once again Jake finds himself in a questionable position as the past comes back to haunt the legacy of the Hubbard family. Sycamore Row jojn a return to the legal thriller that will feel familiar to his fans and bring a new generation of readers.

Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree on his family property. An employee finds him and immediately calls the police. At his home, a specific suicide note is found that not only expresses that Seth griisham killed himself of his own free will, but also gives specific instructions for his funeral. Seth was something of a recluse, but everyone knew he was dying of cancer and are not unduly shocked by his death.

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Jake does as he is told, waiting until just moments after the funeral to file the will in court. When the family learns of the new will, they immediately hire lawyers and begin to fight.

Sycamore Row Summary & Study Guide

Jake finds himself embroiled in yet another big, controversial trial. The opposition brings in a large number of lawyers, all from the city and ready to fight, while Jake is just grishma street lawyer from Clanton.

The maid, Lettie Lang, hires a Memphis lawyer who only gets in the way and causes trouble in regard to the jury pool. Simeon has always been trouble, drinking too much and sometimes getting violent. However, when he learns his wife is set to inherit hrisham than twenty million dollars, he tries to become a model husband.

In the end, however, the draw of the liquor proves to johhn too much. Simeon is arrested for manslaughter when he causes an accident that kills two popular high school kids.

Sycamore Row – John Grisham

As Jake prepares for trial, his old boss Lucien tries to find a reason why Seth Hubbard would leave his fortune to Lettie, a woman he had only known for three years. At trial, Jogn is convinced that he is losing when Lettie is caught lying on the stand about a will a previous employer had written that left her fifty thousand dollars. The other side also proves that Seth had an eye for young, black women and might have had an affair with Lettie. Appeals would have dragged out the case for many years to come, but the judge hammers out a settlement that leaves all sides with a little something.


At the same time, Ancil Hubbard is finally able to put the past in the past and move on with his life after running from it for fifty years.

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