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By John Grisham

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams—and even bigger challenges off the court.

“Hard to put down ... the pages turn quickly ... building to a climax that won’t leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel.” —Associated Press

In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true.

Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed.

During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp.

Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it’s just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn’t immediately needed.

But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he’s dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins.

But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow him to save his family?

Gripping and moving, Sooley showcases John Grisham’s unparalleled storytelling powers in a whole new light. This is Grisham at the top of his game.


  • Not impressed

    By 44444444455555555!
    The worst Grisham book I have read….and I have read them all.
  • Easily the worst book I’ve read in the last five years.

    By Yeah369873
    I have maybe never been so furious about a books ending. Grisham’s books have been declining, you will have to pay me to read another one. I want my money back. What an absolute waste and such a dismantling of the protagonists character in such a short time. It was, NOT believable. Lots of character development that just disappears. Are you not rich enough? Why the need to send a book to market that was simply not ready. Yuck.
  • Best book I have read in a long time!

    By BkWrm777
    A bit of a change from what many readers of John Grisham expect. However, one of the best books I have ever read. I was vaulted so close to the court, I could feel the sweat flying and the vibrations of feet thundering on the wooden floors. Heart warming, Heart Breaking and an intro into a world I would love to rescue. Read this book! You’ll find it impossible to stay away from.
  • A special story

    By MontanaSue
    I really fell in love with Sooley and his story. Very well written and an enjoyable read for all those who no matter your interest will be completely satisfied. Thanks for sharing ... Was a delight!
  • Surprising

    By Too simple to enjoy
    Kept moving,changing locations but connected by one young man.
  • Sooley

    By DennyX!!
    What a piece of crap. Could have been written better by a Sports Illustrated intern with access to news reports from South Sudan. Wasted $15 DennyX!!
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By dshmom
    What I expect from a Grisham work.
  • Sooley

    By Say-Say Jane
    What a piece of garbage. Someone should have warned his readers about this. I will never ever buy another Grisham book, and I’ve bought quite a few. Written like a high school essay, poorly constructed and a total waste of time. I want my money back.
  • Don’t Make Plans

    By Scrappydooesq
    You won’t be able to put it down…
  • Sooley

    An excellent sport’s story with an important humanitarian backdrop.