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Novelist Lisa Scottoline, 'Killer Smile'

Lisa Scottoline's Killer Smile was inspired by a secret in her family's past: Her immigrant-Italian grandparents were listed as "enemy aliens" during World War II, and the FBI raided their house. But her grandparents did nothing wrong and were never accused of anything.

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John Grisham

One of the most popular writers of the legal thriller genre, John Grisham, talks to Terry about writing and law. His new book is called The Summons. It's about two brothers, their recently deceased father, and a mysterious stash of $3 million. Grisham is the author of Skipping Christmas, A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill. Rebroadcast from Feb. 27, 1997.

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Novelist John Grisham on Escaping -- and Returning to -- His Lawyering Life

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer season -- time to pick out those beach side books. One name on many people's reading list will be John Grisham - a name synonomous with the legal thriller. The prolific writer has seven novels to his credit. His eighth and newest is "The Partner." (Doubleday) He recently returned to practicing law. Grisham spoke to Terry about writing and lawyering. (REBROADCAST from 2/27/97)

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