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Civil Rights, Mississippi, and the Novelist's Craft

John Grisham
The Chamber

Bestselling author and Mississippi-native John Grisham wrote The Chamber (1994). In 1990, Sam Cayhall is finally convicted and sentenced to death for the slaying of a Jewish civil rights activist's two sons. As the execution approaches, Cayhill's new attorney from a Chicago law firm is revealed as his own grandson, attempting to come to terms with his family's dark past.

Below are several of the foreign editions of the title. Click on the covers to view larger images.

Die Kammer
La Cambra De Gas
le Couloir de la Morf